A word from author Linda Spalla about caregiving and caretaking and the great difference between the two. Her new book "Catch Your Breath is available now."
Curated by Sandy Spencer
The term caretaker-burnout is usually used when referring to someone who has the responsibility of taking care of someone else who has a debilitating illness or condition and is experiencing physical or emotional problems as a result of doing this.
One becomes more easily distracted and has trouble paying attention and multitasking. In our fast pace media inundated world this can be very challenging. Creating a space where one can go at their own pace, and distractions are limited, can be very...
Left untreated, urinary tract infections in the elderly can cause serious health problems such as delirium, confusion, even death. Know the signs and symptoms of UTIs.
Often the caregiver believes the person with dementia is entering a new stage or declining quicker than he should be when actually it's a physcial issue causing the problem.
The first thing people ask for when they suspect Alzheimer’s in a family member or loved one is a list of signs and symptoms. They want to know all the behaviors that a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia might have. They want a precise diagnosis; when they got it, what causes it, and how to …
Loss of bladder or bowel control often becomes an issue for Alzheimers and Dementia sufferers. My Mom never had this problem but I did notice that as her memory failed, she found it more difficult to make it to the bathroom in a timely fashion and did have accidents. Many friends in the “Group Home” …
Personality Changes as Alzheimer's progresses require patience and adjusting.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be physically, financially, and emotionally challenging. Adjusting to the gradual changes as Alzheimer’s progresses will require you, as the family caregiver,
Should you lie to someone with Alzheimer's dementia? It's a simple question that causes much controversy. We are raised to be honest people and lying is just wrong. Well sometimes....maybe not. Maybe a lie is not a lie on certain occasions.
How can someone with late stage Alzheimer's do their own laundry?If she has Alzheimer’s or Demenita– The short answer is:
They probably won’t do their laundry. And if they do their laundry at all, it won’t be in a way that you would approve, or any conventional way for that matter.
No, Alzheimer’s and Dementia are not the same. Rather, Alzheimer’s disease causes symptoms of Dementia as it progresses. This definition of Dementia is taken from the Web/MD Dementia is the loss of mental functions — such as thinking, memory, and reasoning — that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Dementia is …