By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT It’s November, and that means it National Family Caregivers Month. This year the theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock,” about which too many of us are familiar. Your service is not unnoticed. Thank you to all who serve, both professionally and personally. You are my heroes. A special shout […]
Caregivers with the lived experience of providing care often share pearls of wisdom. At a recent caregiver workshop about the positive aspects of caring for a loved one, a woman emotionally asked, “What do we do with the extreme grief that we feel?” A wise and helpful caregiver responded, “Grief is a detour. Allow yourself […]
By Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CFT Interpersonal relationships can be challenging at the best of times. Caregiving takes these relationships to another level, so it is important to be mindful of what we can, cannot, or should not do. We all have limitations – physical, emotional, and mental. We may not always be aware of […]
The acknowledgement that serious illness and disease is a part of life, and that people are living with Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other chronic conditions has given me a new perspective. I now realize that the family members and friends helping those with frailty and illness are living with/while caregiving. Over the years, we have heard […]
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 […]
Tomika Sanchez talks about the ins and outs of caregiving as an experienced nurse.
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 […]
This episode features Nadine Roberts Cornish, author of Tears In My Gumbo: The Caregiver’s Recipe For Resilience. Nadine is also the founder of The Caregiver Guardian, LLC., a caregiving service that aims to educate, empower, and inspire caregivers to care for themselves while caregiving for their loved ones. For more information, visit https://www.tcgcares.com/.
This episode features Jennifer FitzPatrick, author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One. She is also the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., working to provide caregiver education programs and more. For more information about Jenerations, visit https://jenerationshealth.com/.
Dr. Diana Kerwin, Chief of Geriatrics at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, discusses the up-and-coming in research of the causes of dementia.