July 30, 2018
Caregiving can begin with a moment’s notice, as Beth discovered. Her elderly mother, widowed and living independently in the Midwest, had suffered a disabling stroke. Beth, the youngest of six children, willingly responded since she lived […]
July 27, 2018
Mother’s Day is over but there’s still time to get her a gift. Perhaps you forgot a card or a gift, maybe your mother doesn’t live near you and you want to send her something.
July 26, 2018
Each time I make a house call, I stay much longer than I should. I can’t leave because my patient is holding my hand, or because she’s telling me, not for the first time, about when […]
July 25, 2018
Inactivity, isolation, and depression are the greatest threats to an older adult’s mental and physical health.
July 24, 2018
It can be difficult to determine whether a loved one with dementia needs help with commonplace activities of daily living, and even harder to arrive at a decision as to what level of care they need.
July 18, 2018
Being a caregiver is a big job, even when the one you’re helping is a spouse or loved one.
July 16, 2018
Although males handle caregiving differently, they still need the appropriate support and self-care needed to effectively care for their families.
July 11, 2018
Caregivers turning 50 is a milestone for many people. The half-century mark comes with new rules for medical tests and often brings a couple of health-related signals, concerning diet indicating that it’s for some dietary changes. […]
May 31, 2018
Strokes, or “brain attacks,” disable Americans more than any other disease. With an interruption of blood to the brain, a stroke may have similar symptoms; but as everyone’s brain is different, so are the effects of […]
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