Speaking Topics

I LOVE HALLOWEEN. SORT OF.

Well, OK, I love dressing up and I’m particular about what candy I’m willing to trade, but there’s something that really bothers me about it.  It’s lost almost all of […]

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When Caregiving Starts Early

When Caregiving Starts Early: The World of Younger (60ish) Caregivers Looking at a long road ahead when you’re unsure how long it will be or what the future will bring, […]

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Love Does Not Conquer All

Taking Care of Yourself First Actually it depends on who we’re talking about loving. New caregivers can’t maintain a healthy care relationship if they don’t build plans to care for […]

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What About Me?

A lighter look at the realities of personal caregiving Caregivers give a lot of themselves; sometimes they don’t know how much.   They take on new roles, they learn new skills, […]

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Losses Along the Way

Supporting the Grief of Caregivers When we are caregiving, there are many things we must do every day for the person we are caring for.  But recognizing and honoring our own process […]

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Grief in The Workplace

Personal losses and employee illnesses and deaths dramatically affect workplace dynamics and productivity. Not understanding why it is important to understand and support staff through difficult changes creates organizational stress […]

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From Here to There

Understanding how end of life care is different End-of-life care has very different goals than the curative medical model we’ve worked in most of our lives. When getting better isn’t […]

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Your Voice, Your Choice

Identifying health care advocates to represent you when you’re not able to represent yourself is one of the most important choices you’ll ever make.  They need to understand the choices […]

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