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Advocacy & Older Americans

By Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW The month of May is here again, and once more we celebrate Older Americans all month long. To become an older American is a right of passage. It signifies that we have life experience worthy of a transitional moniker. While getting older is not something we all do gracefully, there […]

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
A Game of Caregivers

By Carol Zernial Caregiving can actually be very similar to trying to conquer the seven kingdoms of the known world. Just like the HBO series, A Game of Thrones, caregiving has its own magical qualities, mythical beasts, loyal banner men and women, and schemers who may be working against us. Some of us are redeemed […]

Monday, May 6, 2019
La mejor de las intenciones

de Carol Zernial Directora ejecutiva de la Fundación Caritativa de WellMed Fueron novios desde la secundaria, así que cuando a él le dio cáncer después de 47 años de matrimonio, ella supo que ella lo cuidaría pasara lo que pasara. Conseguirían los mejores médicos y lucharían juntos. Ella tenía la mejor de las intenciones. El […]

Friday, April 5, 2019
We Have Met the Enemy and It Is STRESS!

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW For the last 16 years, I have implored caregivers to take their oxygen first and not lose themselves in the emotional and mental quagmire that often comes with caring for a loved one. My experience in advocating for these courageous individuals was that those who maintained social connections for support, […]

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The Best of Intentions

By Carol Zernial She was his high school sweetheart, so when he got cancer after 47 years of marriage, she knew that she would take care of him no matter what. They would get the best doctors and fight it together. She had the best of intentions. He was the third generation in a row […]

Monday, April 1, 2019
The WellMed Charitable Foundation Sponsors the National Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia Summit

By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation The WellMed Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor the third Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Summit hosted by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 14-15, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s summit will build off of the past two summits (2013 and 2016) along with the National Alzheimer’s Project […]

Wednesday, March 13, 2019