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Fact Sheet : Advocacy Tips for Family Caregivers by Stephen B. Posted Tue 22 Jul 2008 8:23pm A Call to Action Families—not institutions—provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled loved ones. These families know the enormity of the burden in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other long-term conditions. They also know the challenges in locating appropriate adv ... Read on »
Fact Sheet : Advocacy Tips for Family Caregivers by Stephen B. Posted Mon 30 Jul 2007 2:13am A Call to Action Families—not institutions—provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled loved ones. These families know the enormity of the burden in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other long-term conditions. They also know the challenges in locating appropriate adv ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Reading Room Writers and Contributors by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 10 Jun 2012 10:47am Bob DeMarco, Founder Bob DeMarco is the Founder and Editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room, and an Alzheimer's caregiver. His mother Dorothy, now 95 years old, suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida to take care of his mother, Bob was CEO of a software development and marketing company, and ... Read on »
Caregiver Photo – Share and Vote by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 18 Jul 2013 8:52am Caregivers give so much of themselves, of their time and their energy, to those for whom they care. Many go into the field because of their desire to help someone and make a significant difference in lives. The rewards are certainly not monetary–nobody gets rich giving care. But aging isn’t easy and it would be a great deal more difficult ... Read on »
Why Can't Dear Jane Take Action to Help Herself and Her Husband Who has Alzheimer's disease (Part 1) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 Oct 2010 7:01am By Carole B. Larkin Alzheimer's Reading Room This is real life. At the end of February this year, I did a situation assessment for the husband/father of a family that contacted me. Let's call the husband, Bob. He had not yet been formally diagnosed with dementia ("Alzheimer's"). Part 1 Bob who is “retired” stays ... Read on »
Liz Birt 1956-2005 by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:02pm Yesterday, Liz Birt, one of the original Mercury Moms, was killed in a car accident when the car she was traveling in was struck by a pickup truck. Liz was a Chicago lawyer who became an autism activist after her son was diagnosed with regressive autism. She was one of the founding members of Safe Minds and founded Medical Interventio ... Read on »
The University of Chicago recognizes the trouble with Hospitalist Program Model by jodigirl Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 1:18am Thank goodness that researchers at The University of Chicago have officially determined what we have all known: Most Hospital Patients Unable to Identify Their Physicians, Survey Finds Hospital patients are rarely able to identify their doctors by name or to describe their roles in the patients’ care, a new survey has found. Researchers at ... Read on »
Alzheimer's CareGiving Problem Irritability by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 10:40am I noticed there were certain times of day when Dotty would either get a very distant look on her face, or worse, a -- I've been dipped in doo-doo kind of look on her face. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I'm carefully reading the new survey that was done on caregivers by Harris Interactive in concert with the ... Read on »
Adult day care gives caregivers a break by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 8:20pm Medicaid or private insurance occasionally will pay for the care, which can range in price from $31 a day to $130 a day. Adult day care gives caregivers a break When Dick Lundgren realized that caring for his wife was taking a toll on his own health, he turned to adult day care. Lundgren, who lives south ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 1 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Feb 2009 11:45pm FDA Experts Recommend Banning Darvon Darvon, a decades-old painkiller chiefly marketed as Darvocet, should be banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an expert panel advising the agency recommended Friday. The advisory panel voted 14-12 to recommend withdrawing Darvon, first approved in 1957. Earlier Friday, the agency said it was ... Read on »