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Recognizing and managing the signs of caregiver stress

Alzheimer’s caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Learn more about recognizing signs of stress, and tips to avoid burnout.

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September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Dear Lucy

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. **Continuation from August 15th Session**

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September 12 @ 10:00 am
La espiritualidad al final de la vida. Cómo darle sentido a la vida cuando el tiempo es limitado

En esta sesión exploraremos el sentido de la vida, la familia, nuestras fuentes de fortaleza y cómo podemos ayudar a nuestros seres queridos y a uno mismo en ese trayecto.

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August 23 @ 11:00 am
LOLA – Loss of Life Advocates

LOLA walks you through as a guide talking about all the things together. “I realized after losing my father in 2014 and then my husband shortly afterwards, there was no one to be a guide for me.- that is when I came up with Loss of Life Advocates, named after my mother, to help individuals, […]

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August 21 @ 11:00 am
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

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.    

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August 15 @ 10:00 am
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
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

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.

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July 11 @ 10:00 am
A Community to be Proud of

Join Dr. Elliot Montgomery Sklar and Lucy Barylak, MSW as they discuss how to identify community resources and supports for caregivers. Learn about LGBT-affirming programs and services as well as how to have a “cup half-full” outlook.  

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June 20 @ 10:00 am
WellMed Charitable Foundation Caregiver Series for LGBTQ Community

The WellMed Charitable Foundation, affiliated with the WellMed care delivery organization, is a non-profit foundation that supports older adults and their caregivers. Starting this year, they have begun a series for LGBTQ family caregivers, because the Foundation recognizes the additional challenges for this population when it comes to caregiving. June is Pride Month, and in […]

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Dear Caregivers: Don’t fear failure

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 […]

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May 22 @ 1:00 pm