Caregiver

When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…of the time she’s easily confused and disoriented. Slowly, caring for Peg at home had become a 24/7 proposition for her grown children. Being a caregiver for your parent or your spouse—or even a child with special needs— requires enormous planning. It also involves a lot of emotional upheaval that…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…were given two 4-ounce glasses of apple juice daily for one month. While there were no significant gains in their cognitive functioning, their caregivers did acknowledge what investigators reported as a 27 percent improvement in their behavioral and psychotic symptoms of Alzheimer’s. This preliminary…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

…her home in my sister’s house while other family members are out working. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, as well as National Family Caregiver Month, I thought I’d share some of the internet resources I’ve found, so those of you who have similar concerns can find help more easily: * www…

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48 Hours After a Heart Attack

…initial attack never leave the hospital (they die in the days following). When it’s time for a patient to be discharged from the hospital, close caregivers should be present for any medical instructions because patients frequently don’t remember details. In fact, patients sometimes fail to recognize…

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