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Tag: Health and Wellness

Take Your Oxygen First!

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 […]

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July 31 @ 11:00 am
The Weather Outside is Frightful!

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT Weather-related events are making the headlines consistently these days. Fires, flooding, drought, snow, extreme temperatures; we need to be ready for anything. Summer’s hot, humid weather presents special challenges. Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and shade can only go so far to protect those who are vulnerable to the effects of […]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Many of us are not the primary person providing care to a relative or friend. We’re the daughter who lives in another city, the son who lives across town and travels a lot for business, or the sister who wants to help but has a family of her own. What’s the best role for us? […]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Hoarding Disorder: Let’s not Call them Hoarders!

This presentation focuses on why hoarding behaviors occur. Recently included in the DMS of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, more conversations are being had on this topic and it does not have to be a family’s secret. People who exhibit hoarding tendencies may place a high value of importance on an object we may not understand. […]

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June 19 @ 11:00 am
Families of choice and of Relations

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss issues impacting LGBT caregivers and those who care for LGBT elders. They will define families of choice as well as explore how to negotiate family dynamics. Also, they will discuss how to identify and access resources to help in the caregiving role.   […]

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June 6 @ 10:00 am
You’ve Come A Long Way, Buddy! Keep It Up

By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW While more and more men and boys have embraced caregiving, childcare, and other roles traditionally left to women, we still have a way to go. Most of us are still very stubborn when it comes to taking care of our health and wellness. That’s why, along with Father’s Day, June […]

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Conceptos básicos sobre cómo obtener ayuda

de Carol Zernial Muchas personas que cuidan a un familiar o amigo piensan que son las únicas que han pasado por esta experiencia. Si bien la situación de cada persona que cuida de otra es diferente, el acto de cuidar a alguien es bastante común. Para quienes se sienten aislados y frustrados, la buena noticia […]

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Parenting our Parents…Now What?!

Responding to our parents aging: What happens when roles as parents and children are switched because of illness and disability? What are the key issues and concerns? What does Medicare and Medicaid cover? When and how does the family intervene? These and other questions will be explored.   Parenting Our Parents

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May 29 @ 11:00 am
Safe Medicines: A Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers Series

Do you have questions about how to manage your medications? • Are you concerned about how to recognize potential drug interactions and how to store and remember to take medicine appropriately? • Do you know how to store your medications correctly? • Do you know if you are taking your medicines the right way? Lucy […]

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May 23 @ 10:00 am
Safe Medicines: A Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers Series

Do you have questions about how to manage your medications? • Are you concerned about how to recognize potential drug interactions and how to store and remember to take medicine appropriately? • Do you know how to store your medications correctly? • Do you know if you are taking your medicines the right way? Lucy […]

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May 16 @ 10:00 am