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 […]
This month she will discuss how caregivers could and should advocate for their loved ones as well as for themselves within the healthcare system. 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.
El estrés de cuidar a un ser querido o familiar puede causar problemas emocionales y físicos. Usted aprenderá que las experiencias tanto buenas como malas pueden provocar estrés y cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia para tomar las medidas necesarias. The stress of caring for a loved one or family member can lead to emotional […]
Many people who are caring for a family member or friend believe that they are the only ones who have ever gone through this experience. While every caregiving situation is unique, the act of caregiving is common indeed. For those who feel isolated and frustrated, the good news is that there are some services to […]
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 […]
Many family caregivers strive to succeed at caring well for their loved ones but also live with a fear of failure.They worry that they are going to make a mistake and cause their loved ones to suffer more. They have a “negative bias” in their thinking, focusing more on the one task they’ve done wrong […]
Is your brain being overactive? Hard to sleep at night? Millions of Americans are suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and caregivers have extra worries. Please join for a discussion of why stress has become commonplace and what to do about it, especially if you are a caregiver!
Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”. This month she will discuss the difference between normal aging and the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. 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.
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 […]
Older adults face many loses as they age which causes distress and can strain relationships. Explore ways that caregivers can 1) help aging loved ones cope with grief caused by losses of health, identity, homes, and confidence 2) intervene when there is denial and resistance as older adults lose independence, and 3) maintain relationships during […]
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