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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 »
Family Caregiver Alliance Subtly Insinuates Assisted Suicide into the Care Giving Mix by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Apr 2009 12:12am This is subtle, but I think, very alarming. The Family Caregiver Alliance touts itself as a resource for people providing care for family members and others. From its "End of Life Choices" published on the FGA Web site: Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers through education, services, research a ... Read on »
Are you a Caregiver, or a Caretaker? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 May 2011 1:55pm Is there a movement afoot to start calling us caretakers?... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room When I say the word caregiver, I usually mean something along these lines. A person, relative, or friend that helps an individual with his or her activities of daily living. I am usually referring to a spouse or child ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Lindsey Jordan -- 'Teen Caregiver' (Essay) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 5:03pm By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Lindsey Jordan is sixteen years old. Her father is in the late stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and she helps her mother in caring for him. Ms Jordan is a speaker and advocate for Alzheimer's disease caregivers. She also talks to fellow teens about Alzheimer's disease. She shared this essay as ... Read on »
Coordinating Care-giving - “What Can I Do To Help?” by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sat 28 Apr 2012 10:02pm A service of the American Lung Association Lotsa Helping Hands is a private, web-based caregiving coordination service that allows family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to create a community to assist a family caregiver with the daily tasks that become a challenge during times of medical crisis, caregiver exhausti ... Read on »
New Guide For Male Caregivers Available by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Aug 2011 9:25pm A new book, Who Says Men Don't Care? is written specifically for four generations of male caregivers. The premise of the Guide is that men care differently than women, and these differences present both opportunities and potential problems in all male caregiving situations. Knowing better who you are can make you a healthier and more balanc ... Read on »
Care Giving Secrets – by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 7:22am “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~Albert Einstein The Heart of Caregiving is basically, part of the important discipline of nursing; caring in a loving and professional way. The principles that guide this discipline are dignity, independence, communication, safety ... Read on »
Why Caregiving Isn’t Helping Your Love Life: Or Why Caregivers Are Lousy Lovers by Carol O'Dell Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 12:25pm We don’t tend to talk about our love lives and caregiving in the same conversation. Why? Does sex go out the “caregiving window?” Do you stop desiring your partner when you enter into the caregiving role? Many do. It’s not that we don’t still love each other. We may recommit our hearts  and lives even more when our loved one needs us–but needin ... Read on »
A new year on the way and a new outlook on care giving. by judyscaregiver Posted Sat 05 Dec 2009 11:59pm I haven't written in a while. Mainly because I wanted to write something upbeat for my newest post. Well if you read on you will see that that is not the case. Life has not been upbeat around here. Things have been up and down and down and out and absolutely crazy. Every time I sat down to write I found something “more interesting to do” ... Read on »