Search Results Tagged With Caregiving

To be in June


June is something of a Dad’s Month. You may say, “Well, sure: Father’s Day. Doink.” In our family, this bundle of weeks has ranged from graduation to the US Open—all opportunity to acknowledge Dad. I’…
July 03, 2015

Summer Travel


If your PD loved one has dementia or even just mild cognitive impairment, travel can be stressful. Travel is possible. Here are a few of the ways to make it easier.
July 24, 2015

Caregiving: Susan's Story


I am a caretaker by nature and reveled in sharing life with Joe, my husband of 28 years, as well as being a mother to our 3 sons. We fought hard, enduring 8 miscarriages, but life was sweet in those e…
January 26, 2016

We Make Them Together: Major Decisions in Caregiving


7 years ago my husband of 53 years was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. We made some major decisions along this path that have assisted us in coping with this progressive disease. I was asked to share the…
May 09, 2016

Can you give any additional information about Othello Syndrome in the context of PD?


Othello syndrome describes a form of psychosis in which one has delusional thoughts about their partner having an affair or similar relationship that does not exist. They may misinterpret ‘clues’ to s…
May 16, 2013

Sex, Intimacy and Parkinson’s


Many people with Parkinson’s experience changes in libido and sexual function, sometimes even before the first movement symptoms.
May 29, 2012

An Open Letter to My Family & Friends


I've been thinking about how to compose this letter since I was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's a few months ago. I just didn't know how to proceed, if at all. I thought about not telling anyon…
October 10, 2014

Making Spousal Relationships Work


This Valentine’s Day, along with the cards, flowers and dining out, let us give our ourselves and spouses, who are often our stressed caregivers, an additional gift—seven conversations on the art of s…
February 06, 2015

Pressure Sores


Pressure sores are no small thing when they are left undiscovered and untreated. However, pressure sores can be prevented from happening and treatments are available under various conditions.
June 26, 2015

Caring for a Spouse Living with PD


It was interesting to hear that when folks spoke about the act of caring for a loved one, they had a language preference. Some emphasize the descriptor “caregiving” while others spoke of “carepartneri…
June 23, 2015

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