Research shows that mindfulness, the practice of accepting what is without judgment can lower psychological stress. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic in a Massachusetts Medical School reminds us that in Asian languages, the word for mind and heart are the same. In this talk, you will learn practice solutions that will help […]
Please join Dear Lucy in an interactive discussion about being sheltered in place with a loved one who has dementia. She will discuss how to organize a daily routine, and how to take care of yourself as well by maintaining your physical and mental well-being.
The pandemic has affected the lives of all Americans, including family caregivers. Many of them are more isolated and unsupported than ever before. During this session, clinical psychologist and author (AARP Meditations for Caregivers) Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. will share ideas for maintaining connections with others while also gaining greater self-confidence and self-reliance. He will […]
This presentation will help bring a clearer understanding of Grief and offer suggestions to help those who are grieving. Grief outline 32620
Ten Practical Caregiver Stress Exercises. These are easily doable techniques that immediately reduce physical and emotional stress in family and professional caregivers. These tips and tricks take anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 hour to do. **Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare**
There are five questions about dementia every family caregiver needs to understand to prepare for the disease process with their loved one. Tam Cummings LLC Handouts 2020
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. Tam Cummings LLC Handouts 2020
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**
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