caregiver

November 15, 2018

THE CHALLENGES THAT CAREGIVERS FACE

The more challenging the patients’ needs, the more complex, demanding, and stressful the caregiver’s role might be. Caregiving for patients with brain-related issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries, memory loss, mental illness, or any of […]
November 14, 2018

About Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiving

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changes in family roles, and decisions about placement in a care facility can be difficult. There […]
November 13, 2018

Adjusting to Life After Caregiving

A caregiver plays an important role in supporting a person with cancer. A caregiver provides physical, emotional, and practical care daily or as needed. Many caregivers focus on providing this support, especially if a family member’s […]
November 12, 2018

Life after Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Most patients with colorectal cancer undergo surgery to remove tumor tissue from the colon or rectum. But this lifesaving procedure can come with unwelcome side effects. Most patients experience changes in normal bowel functions, including increased […]
November 9, 2018

Bedsores: Risk Factors & Prevention

Family members with someone in long-term care need to be knowledgeable and vigilant about decubitus ulcers — the dreaded bedsores. Also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, bedsores are skin wounds that result from prolonged […]
November 7, 2018

Are You Burned Out, Or What?? The Costs of Going Too Far.

So are you in denial about this “thing” called Burnout?  Or maybe denial is the LAST thing that you are in. Maybe you are TOTALLY in agreement with me and others that you are suffering from Caregiver […]
October 25, 2018

Caregivers and Exercise – Take Time for Yourself

August 28, 2018

Is It Possible to Maintain a Positive Attitude as a Caregiver?

My mother was a positive thinker. I don’t think her brain was necessarily hardwired for happiness, and I’m certain it didn’t have anything to do with her upbringing. My grandmother could find something negative to say […]
August 27, 2018

Caregiver By Chance, Caregiver By Choice

At nine years old, I lost my dad. So young, however so wise to know I needed to help my mom with my brothers and sister. You see, my mom was not well so I was […]

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