Caregiver Chronicles: Three Medicine and Medical Managers
Caregiving can be stressful and energy-draining, but it's more manageable when you utilize available resources, tools, and programs to help you organize.
Dealing With Mom’s Dementia: A Daughter’s Caregiving Journey
Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. I am a caregiver for my mother with dementia and hope these tips I have learned will help others.
6 Things to Remember When Being a Caregiver Takes Over Your Life
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
How to Care for Aging, Dry, Cracked, and Itching Skin
Aging skin is a natural part of life, but there are several steps we can take to properly take care of it. Here are some tips to help your wrinkled, dry, itching, or cracked skin look and feel better.
Remembering My Dad: Alzheimer's Does Not Define Our Loved Ones
In this article, I reflect on my experience with Alzheimer's disease in my family. My father lived for a dozen years with this disease, although it was undiagnosed until his autopsy.
How to Care for Your Aging Parents Even If They Didn't Take Good Care of You
As people live longer, some of us will take care of our parents for more years than they spent rearing us. Yet, this becomes more challenging if they were lousy moms and dads. By acknowledging our resentment and learning some new skills, though, we can look after them without neglecting ourselves.
10 Things (Besides Memory) Alzheimer's Steals From Its Victims
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect those with the diagnosis; caregivers and loved ones are also victims. This article explores ten things that are lost as this disease progresses, based on my experience with my mother.
Emotional Nightmare: Breaking the Promise to Be Mamma's Caregiver
Having been caregiver to many, my elderly mother deserved excellent personal care. That's what I promised, then proved to be incompetent. I placed her in a home for the elderly, and then what?
How to Create a Photo Album for a Dementia Patient
Do you have someone in the family who is suffering from severe memory loss? Make a family album to help them remember the names and faces of their loved ones.