Caregiving tips

July 13, 2018

Anemia in Seniors: Caregivers to Look for and How to Treat It

A number of things can cause anemia in seniors, such as chronic disease, iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency and bleeding.
May 11, 2018

7 Essential Do’s and Don’ts for People Caring for Caregivers

My father was diagnosed with Wernicke–Korsakoff  syndrome, a form of dementia resulting from chronic alcohol abuse. My dad, who worked hard his entire life, raised a family and built a strong reputation in his community, spent the […]
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 […]
May 14, 2015

Caregiver Tip #8

Take advantage of local, social programs, like Meals on wheels at your local senior centers. They usually also have adult day care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients free, or at low cost. Art classes, Bingo, Wii […]
April 28, 2015

Caregiver Tip #7

Watch out for signs of depression, and know where to get professional help if you need it!  Doctors routinely prescribe anti-depressants to take the edge off of a depression that is the result of a chemical […]
April 24, 2015

Caregiver Tip #5

Know the symptoms of BURNOUT! When you feel yourself feeling or experiencing ANY of these, you may be very close, or actually experiencing BURNOUT:
April 4, 2015

Caregiver Tips

These tips from AARP will help keep your stress in check. 1. Put your physical needs first. Eat nutritious meals. Don’t give in to stress-driven urges for sweets or overindulge in alcohol. Get enough shut-eye; if […]
October 9, 2014

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Survival Tips – Three Ways to Stay Positive By Elaine K. Sanchez Madelyn Kubin was recovering from open-heart surgery. She had osteoporosis, macular degeneration, restless leg syndrome, and severe hearing loss.  She lived on a […]

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