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.
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Learn about ways to plan ahead for health, weather, loss of services such as electricity, and other emergencies and disasters.
Las exigencias emocionales y físicas que son parte del cuidado de una persona mayor enferma pueden estresar incluso a la persona más resiliente. Por ello, es tan importante aprovechar todos los recursos y las herramientas disponibles para manejar el estrės. Expondremos cuáles son las características que definen el estrés de cuidador y como se puede […]
Setting personal boundaries is an important step in managing the stress of caregiving. This session will help participants understand what it means to set boundaries, why it is important to set boundaries, and strategies for setting boundaries. Participants will hear strategies from other caregivers on this important topic and will be able to share their […]
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 […]
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. […]
Depression and anxiety can affect any of us as we age, regardless of our background or achievements. Symptoms of elderly depression and anxiety can affect every aspect of one’s life, impacting energy levels, appetite, sleep, and interest in work, hobbies, and relationships. This class will help identify signs, educate regarding symptoms, and explore effective ways […]
What is Compassion Fatigue? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the difference between Compassion Fatigue vs. burnout vs. trauma. Identify healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and self-care as prevention and the path to healing.