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Are You A Martyr? – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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If you are caregiving and people often tell you how selfless you are, is that a compliment?  Often caregivers can be too selfless, putting their own physical, mental and spiritual health at risk.  When caregivers are too selfless, they are often in the throes of martyr syndrome.  If that sounds like you, how do you get out of martyr syndrome?  If that’s someone you know, how do you help them?  Check out our Virtual Book Club for dementia caregivers episode on the signs of martyr syndrome and how caregivers can course correct:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBeFf1K9cy8&t=673s

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

Career, Identify & Dementia Caregiving with AARP – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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For many people, career is a big part of their identity.  During this episode of the Virtual Book Club for dementia caregivers, sponsored by Hilarity For Charity and Oasis Senior Advisors, we welcome Amy Goyer, caregiving expert from AARP.  Here Amy’s thoughts on how to keep doing a great job at work while caring for someone you love who has dementia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIPn02Aj-xM&feature=youtu.be

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

Is Moving In A Good Idea? – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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Caregivers often believe they must move Mom into their home in order to be a “good caregiver.” This especially is true when Mom has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

During Session 5 of our Virtual Book Club for Dementia Caregivers co-sponsored by Hilarity For Charity and Oasis Senior Advisors, we discuss this theory. Check out the replay below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_QhKu-UJM

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

The Person With Dementia Is Not The Only Person In The Family! – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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If your mom, dad, grandparent or spouse have dementia, they are important. Of course they are. But if they are constantly the only priority in the family, it’s not good for them or anyone else. Check out Session 4 of the Virtual Book Club for Dementia Caregivers for a frank discussion on how to handle the impulse to over-prioritize your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia:

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

Tips on How to Maintain Your Loved One’s Dignity – By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP

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When caring for a loved one who has dementia, it sometimes may seem like he or she behaves as a child. But persons with dementia are grown ups who have lived full lives and should be treated as such. For tips on how to maintain your loved one’s dignity when their decision-making diminishes and behaviors are challenging, check out our FREE Virtual Book Club for Dementia Caregiver’s 3rd session below. It’s based on Chapter 3 of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One and co-sponsored by Hilarity For Charity and Oasis Senior Advisors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP12ZiS4AQw&list=PLg3pcgWyEPY9VdBxI16KjcfRw32F0ZfTx&index=4&t=2519s

To sign up for future sessions and to have these recordings automatically delivered to you via e-mail, click here: www.cruisingthroughcaregiving.com.

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.