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Pressure Sores

Friday June 26, 2015

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.

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Doctor's Visits

Friday May 29, 2015

A caregiver's life includes many doctor's visits. There's the primary of course, then there are all the specialists. In the past, this blog has discussed how to choose a doctor. This blog is about how to get the most out of each doctor’s visit.

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Choosing a shared burden

Friday May 22, 2015

Those who volunteer and hang in as caregivers in spite of all that is plainly coming should be studied, celebrated and sung. In our haphazard world, such people are the gossamer threads by which any of us, at any time, may come to hang.

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Finding Time for Caregiver Care

Tuesday April 28, 2015

When taking care of your loved one is a full time job, how do you take care of the caregiver?

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Caregiving, the Next Level

Friday March 06, 2015

It is common knowledge that patients in care facilities who have a family member involved do much better than those who don’t. If you have a loved one in a care facility, here are some of your many tasks.

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Caregiver Burnout - Write it Down!

Monday September 15, 2014

Caregiver burnout is caused by emotional and physical stress that is associated with the toll caregiving can place on finances, social engagement and physical health. In this blog, we will explore simple things you can do to reduce the effect of caregiver strain on you.

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Coming Out of the Caregiving Closet

Thursday March 06, 2014

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." - Rosalynn Carter

Today, the Washington Post came out with a special report on family caregiving in the United States. While reading the article, I couldn’t help but think about the Caregiving in America Conference I attended on February 19th in Seattle. Hosted by AARP and Washington Post Live, the conference featured an illustrious set of presenters, from TV personality Rick Steves of PBS, to the state of Washington’s First Lady Trudi Inslee, to aging expert Nancy Hooyman. More than my admiration of the speakers, I was struck by one fact in particular: 1 in 5 people in the United States is caregiving for family members, and 1 in 4 of these haven't told anyone.

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Look beyond Parkinson’s when symptoms change quickly

Saturday August 31, 2013

An abrupt change in PD symptoms may be caused by a problem other than PD. Treatment therefore may require a different approach then simply changing Parkinson’s medicines.

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

Thursday May 16, 2013

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 support this delusion.

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Support the Caregiver in your Life

Sunday October 21, 2012

November is national caregiver month and a fitting time to show gratitude toward the carepartner or caregiver in our live.

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