|WSA Honorary Board|
2012 Joni Aldrich
2012 Dana Breslin, Esq., CELA
2012 Diana Denholm, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.
2011 Gary Barg
2011 Carol Bradley Bursack
2011 Teena Cahill, Psy.D.
2011 Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D.
2011 Viki Kind, M.A.
2011 Nataly Rubinstein
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From the WSA Bylaws:
19. HONORARY BOARD
2. The Honorary Board shall be charged with promoting the agenda and activities of the WSA and its members. They shall elect their own Chairperson and hold their own meetings as they determine necessary.
3. The Honorary Board shall coordinate with the President no less than once each twelve (12) weeks. The Honorary Board may address the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee at the request of the Honorary Board.
-- Promote the WSA agenda of support and respite for spousal/partner caregivers.
Biographies of Honorary Board Members:
- Joni Aldrich
It is the mission of Minding Our Elders to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice. The book Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories was written to support the work of family caregivers. Founder and owner of Minding Our Elders Carol Bradley Bursack assures caregivers and seniors that they aren't alone. Through speaking and writing, she strives to carry the message that help is available for them.
- Results of a search on "spouse" in Minding Our Elders Click here:
Blog entries that mention the Well Spouse® Association:
The Well Spouse Association Offers Tremendous Support. While general caregiver support groups can be invaluable, there is one organization just for them, called the Well Spouse Association... in her Minding our Elders blog.
Diana Denholm has been a board-certified psychotherapist for more than 30 years. For 11 years, she was the primary caregiver to her husband during a series of grave illnesses. Her book, The Caregiving Wife's Handbook: Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself (Hunter House), offers hope, advice, and resources for wives caring for husbands, or other loved ones, with long-term illnesses. She writes a monthly caregiving article for Psychology Today and Stroke Network, plus periodic articles for PBS and other sites and health magazines. She is frequently interviewed on radio and TV, and is a professional speaker for caregiving groups. At her website, www.caregivingwife.com, you will find links to all of her articles as well as archived broadcasts.
Among her many caregiving articles at Psychology Today are the following:
Affairs are Self-Indulgent, Dec. 2, 2012
Caregivers Turned Killers - Avoiding the Caregiver Cliff Jan. 12, 2013
Who helps the Caregiver?, Feb.28, 2013
When Caregivers Care Too Much Aug. 1, 2012
- Teena Cahill, Psy.D.
"Resilient," "passionate," "inspiring," and "fun" are words often used to characterize Teena Cahill, Psy.D., respected expert, educator, speaker, humorist, and author. Dr. Cahill brings a uniquely empowering perspective to topics of leadership, health & wellness, productivity, contribution, and success. Her insight and expertise stem from ideas based in evidence-based research in cognitive behavioral psychology, positive psychology, leadership and the new science of wellness, plus hands-on experience in all parts of life. A spousal caregiver and well spouse herself, Dr. Cahill is the author of The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity into Advantage
- Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D.
A clinical psychologist and family therapist, Barry is one of the country's leading thinkers, writers and educators about family caregiving, and is the author of An Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
Quote from Dr. Jacobs:
"Describing the "emotional vocabulary" of caregivers, clinical psychologist and family therapist Barry J. Jacobs said, "They revel in the chance to make a crucial difference in others' lives. Some see it as a means to give back to loved ones who have cared for them so well in the past. Others, taking a more explicitly spiritual view, feel privileged to be the instruments of God's love in conveying comfort and hope. The sense of gratitude these caregivers feel appears to make them more resilient in the face of the long years of demanding work."
Source: Caregiving: Living on the edge: Baby boomers faced with caregiving dilemma
A clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer, Viki is a renowned lecturer inspiring healthcare professionals throughout the United States to have integrity and compassion, and teaches them techniques to improve communication about end-of-life care. Viki provides bioethics consultation and support for many hospitals in the Los Angeles area.
http://kindethics.com and this site also is linked with a site for Viki's book, The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't.
"Hospice is a team of people that help meet the patient's and family's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Hospice provides TLC and support for the patient/family. In fact, hospice works so well that 13% of patients on hospice, will recover and be able to come off of hospice. No matter, being on hospice will increase both the quality and quantity of the person's remaining days. Wouldn't you want to live longer and better, even if your days were numbered? I would and I would want that for my loved ones as well."
Source: http://kindethics.com/category/ask-viki/ Accessed 2011/03/21
- Nataly Rubinstein. MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
With decades of both personal and professional experience as a caregiver, Nataly Rubinstein is a Dementia Strategist and Alzheimer's Coach. A certified geriatric care specialist and licensed clinical social worker, she operates Alzheimer's Care Consultants in Miami Beach, Florida, where she provides specialized services for individuals and families coping with dementia.
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