In this talk participants will explore the role that grief plays, it’s various manifestations, stages, and purposes. Grief can appear randomly or repeatedly for unpredictable periods of time. As an emotional companion to loss, grief can sometimes be misunderstood for depression, and lead to improper treatment. Everyone will receive suggestions for understanding and honoring the […]
Lucy will be joined by Chris MacLellan, MA, published author, and Caregiver Assistance Program Coordinator with the South Florida Institute on Aging. Chris’ experience with being a caregiver for his partner was featured in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated story. Chris will be sharing his caregiving experience in an interactive session where he and Lucy will […]
By Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW It’s National Nutrition Month! What and how we eat have a lot to do with our health and wellbeing. Common sense tells us that if we don’t weed, feed and water a garden, it will die. It reminds us that if we don’t put gas in the car, change the […]
There are days filled with love and happiness but it is also reasonable to expect to experience grief over the many losses that you encounter, such as the loss of your independence, your relationship with your loved one or family members, the list goes on and on. Therapeutic writing is an excellent tool to help […]
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.
By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation While cleaning out the piles of articles, papers, books, cassettes, etc. that belonged to my mother, we discovered that her anxiety was much more severe than we had realized. We knew that she suffered from anxiety and had once been diagnosed with Panic Disorder, but we didn’t know how […]
Did you know that your mindset and attitude have a direct impact on your health and well being? Researchers have found that practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on your brain and overall health, important for family caregivers and others. In this session, you will learn how to start on your path to thankfulness.
El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio hablará sobre la fatiga de las personas que cuidan de otras y la importancia de cuidarse a sí mismo. El doctor también dedicará especial atención a desarrollar habilidades de sobrellevar básicas que le ayuden a aliviar el estrés y mantener una relación positiva con su ser querido. Nestor H. Praderio, […]
By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Sometimes when we hear a speaker or read a book, the words really ring true to us. We’ll nod our heads in agreement or feel like this is how we wish everything could be. Because I have the privilege of interviewing authors and speakers who are caregiving […]
By Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW The year’s end is an excellent time to reflect and celebrate even the smallest of victories. We’ve made it through another year; we’ve done our best to meet its challenges. Life is the greatest of teachers when we allow ourselves to be open to its lessons. Many of us will […]
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