Dave Nassaney

December 15, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising grandchildren have received considerable attention in recent years. Many observers perceive grandparent care to be a growing phenomenon. Nearly six million children and 1.5 million grandparents currently live in grandparent-grandchild households. One in five […]
January 22, 2016

“Selfish” is not a dirty word if you are a Caregiver, Pt. 1

I originally wanted to call this book, “The Selfish Caregiver; How to overcome Burnout,” but I was concerned with the negative reactions I was getting from those I shared with. Nobody wants to be selfish; we […]
January 21, 2016

Is It OK For Caregivers To Occasionally Be a Little Selfish?

The arguments that my wife and I often get into usually have to do with each of us believing that we are both selfless and not selfish. For example, her doctor suggested that she get a […]
January 20, 2016

Survival or Burnout, your choice / (Selfish or Selfless)

            We have all boarded an airplane to fly somewhere only to have the flight attendants direct our attention to the video explaining their emergency procedures. They usually go on to say, “In the unlikely event […]
January 6, 2016
Getting Hosed: Secrets, Confessions, and Tales from a Gas Station Owner

How Do You Answer Such Caregiver Questions?

What day is this? “Why, it’s Tuesday.” (There’s only one answer to this one, although you might add the month and date, depending.) What am I supposed to be doing? I don’t know what I’m supposed […]
January 4, 2016

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

A growing number of seniors today face the difficulty of sleep disorders, commonly referred to as insomnia. Up to 30% of the elderly experience infrequent sleep patterns, apnea (the stoppage of breath), and waking up too […]
January 3, 2016

Rheumatoid Arthritis: 10 Tips for the Caregiver

Being the caregiver of someone with rheumatoid arthritis can be emotionally and physically exhausting. Helping someone cope with RA is not an easy task and can sometimes lead to out-of-control emotions in the caregiver as well. […]
January 2, 2016

Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis

Antibiotic Treatment in Elderly Patients with AECB Elderly patients have alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as a result of drug interactions, and decreases in renal and metabolic clearances of drugs are seen with many drugs used […]
December 1, 2015

How To Entertain Special Needs Kids So You Can Take a Break

Here is a list of 8 great ideas of how people can help caregivers with children or youth they know: (from Ruth Dynna Spence) 1. Hugs, no words necessary
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