Mac, did it take a while for Delta
to see that it was time to see a
therapist, or bring professionals
It was a matter of, among other
things, searching for the right
medication, and just sort of time
with the therapist, until things
began to make sense to Delta. To me,
that was one of the things about the
medications that they are not, in
and of themselves, going to cure
depression; but they will let you
get out of your own way long enough
that you and your therapist can take
care of the symptoms.
right. We’re always talking to
caregivers about there being no
“magic bullet.” But everything is a
shovel full of dirt for you to fill
in that hole you’ve been standing in...read more
Caring for the Paralyzed
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
In 2009, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 50
Americans is living with some degree of paralysis.
Paralysis can be either complete or partial,
occurring on one or both sides of the body. It also
can affect just one area, or be a widespread issue.
Paraplegia is when paralysis affects the lower half
of a loved one’s body, and quadriplegia is paralysis
of both arms and legs...read more
Positive Aspects of Caregiving
By Priscilla Fritter Peterson, Ruth Brinn, Marcia S. Marx, PhD
& Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, PhD
Caring for a person with a
debilitating illness is often challenging. It becomes
all the more difficult when the person is in the throes
of Alzheimer’s disease. Those affected can display mood
swings, repeat words in a constant patter or show a
complete lack of communication, have aggressive or
docile behavior, and show recognition of loved ones or
seem completely unaware...read more
Mobility Friendly Home
By Kate Shuman, Staff Writer
Begin by asking the person
with a mobility issue where they’re experiencing the
most difficulty in the home. Aside from mobility and
safety issues, you can also help them think about
other areas where they may be experiencing some
difficulty, such as how and where things should be
stored, how to clean certain things around the home,
and how to make food and meal preparation easier for
I am caring for a formerly athletic,
robust, middle-aged health care professional whose life
changed in one day due to the diagnosis of brain cancer.
My life, too, turned upside down.
Here's my question. I have located
resources for applying for educational grant aid for
cancer patients, but NOT for caregivers who must leave
work due to caregiver load. I wish to consider online
programs for further education, but where can I find
possible financial aid resources?
Thanks so much.
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