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What Happens When Breaking Rule No. 1 is the No. 1 Rule?

We’re isolated in our own homes. We can’t just run out to the store. We’re cut off from our family and friends. Coronavirus? No, just an average day in the lives of many caregivers. Caregivers already self-isolate in so many ways. Even when we’re not dealing with an infectious disease, we can feel like we […]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Stay Calm, Communicate, and Focus on Solutions

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT We don’t like the unknown. The truth is, we deal with the unknown in life situations every day. Stuff happens and most of us don’t sweat the small stuff. However, circumstances beyond our control can bring on a heightened state of anxiety to the already full plate of duties […]

Sunday, March 8, 2020
The First Piece of Advice

Over five years ago when we launched the weekly radio show/podcast for family caregivers, Caregiver SOS on Air, one of our first interviews was with Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Harvard University. He was in the middle of caring for his wife with early onset Alzheimer’s disease who had also […]

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Heart Like A Wheel

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT In my days of clinical practice, I had to show compassion to be of any real help to my patients. As a therapist, it was important to be present, listen, witness, and many times ask probative questions to find out was really going on. I have since learned that […]

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Lessons from The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda)

The opportunity to stream new entertainment on televisions and computers is a game changer that allows most of us to find something interesting and fun to watch any time of day or night—a real bonus for caregivers. For those who are not familiar with Star Wars, and my heart goes out to you, The Mandalorian […]

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Slow Down, Dig Deep, Set Goals, and Be Good to Yourself!

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT Usually, only hindsight is 20/20, but here we are beginning a new decade that asks us to consider where we are now in our lives and where we’d like to go. I don’t think this is best accomplished by making resolutions, but by setting goals and creating a simple […]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020