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June 27, 2024

Six Things to consider after receiving a critical diagnosis

After you or a loved one receives a critical diagnosis, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia, your world will feel upside down. Shock, anger, fear and grief are all common emotions. Give yourself time and space to work through it and process the news. There is no right or wrong way to react; everyone will respond differently. As the shock wears off you will start thinking about what’s next. What can you do to prepare for the challenges ahead?  What can you do to stay in control of your future?  

May 29, 2024

Caring for yourself when caring for others

Instead of writing a blog for this month’s newsletter we’re mixing it up and revisiting an interview I did with UK Health & Wellness titled Caring for Yourself  When Caring for Others, recorded in September 2020. It’s as timely now as it was then. Self-care is important.

April 30, 2024

Four aging safety issues to consider

We all experience changes in our physical and mental abilities as we age; it’s just part of the circle of life. And just as our abilities are changing our older loved ones’ abilities are changing too. It’s important to check in with our older loved ones to look for these changes, but sometimes a phone call or text just doesn’t do it. It’s important to be there in person and spend time with them. It gives you the chance to get a peek into their world; a chance to see for yourself how they are coping with the onset of aging.

April 16, 2024

Annual period for employees to convert temporary disability leave to vacation leave now available through April 30

The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) is now available through April 30.   Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests.