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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
WellMed Charitable Foundation 2019 Grant Announcement

The WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) is seeking to award grants in local WellMed markets. The WellMed Charitable Foundation supports older persons (age 60+) and their family caregivers as a primary focus of our mission. For this grant cycle, our primary focus is on senior food insecurity, but we will accept applications related to social determinants […]

Friday, November 22, 2019
2019 Caregiver Summit Sees Record Turnout

The WellMed Charitable Foundation had its biggest turnout ever at the 2019 Caregiver Summit: The Empowered Caregiver, with about 360 attendees attending for support, education and lunch Friday, Nov. 1 at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Foundation started the Caregiver Summit, now in its sixth year, to provide education, access to […]

Wednesday, November 13, 2019