There are five questions about dementia every family caregiver needs to understand to prepare for the disease process with their loved one.
Nine dementias account for 98 percent of all dementias. Recognizing the signs and features of each dementia helps family caregivers recognize and identify which form or forms of dementia their loved one is displaying, allowing for better care planning.
This month she will discuss how to handle difficult behaviors when dealing with a loved one living with dementia. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in their caregiving journey.
Did You Know – Breathing is the only autonomous bodily system that you can control. Psychologists say that conscious breathing is effective for the reduction of anxiety, depression, and stress. In this session you will learn about the ins and outs of conscious breathing and its stress reduction properties. You will be guided through a […]
Sometimes life has its own plans that we didn’t anticipate, which can leave us feeling unprepared for the caregiving journey. This session will address dealing with resentment and anger, and how to cope with feelings of guilt and isolation. **Part of The Pride of Caring: Issues for LGBTQ Caregivers**
Despite their good intentions, many caregivers unintentionally take on too much, putting their own health and well-being at risk. When caregivers develop “the martyr syndrome” and are reluctant to look for or accept help, the consequences can be devastating. Join us for this interactive discussion on how to set limits in caregiving while still providing […]
Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This […]
With the holidays approaching, it can get even more stressful at times trying to balance everything. Dear Lucy will be discussing how to make it through the holidays and still maintain balance. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in […]
Annual session on surviving and thriving during the holidays as you juggle your caregiving responsibilities with the holidays. The speaker will share the experiences of other caregivers about self care, listening to your loved’s wishes, family gatherings, and other challenges. Listeners will be able to explore how to make the most of the coming weeks. […]
We are all natural caregivers; however, there are times in our lives when the care taking demands become more than we feel we can handle. Caregiver burnout is a real and common experience for many people. Self-compassion is the antidote to burnout. Giving ourselves self-compassion gives us the reserve needed to continue to care for […]