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I am a caregiver for my spouse who has heart disease
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weeks and we are trying to get him healthy enough to return home. I
sometimes feel overcome with grief for him and feelings of loss on my
part. I think the loss comes from sitting vigil here twenty four
seven. I do try to leave sometimes but have a lot of guilt when I do.
I would be so grateful if you could recommend
something to help me get through these difficult days.
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Alert Systems 101
Choosing a medical alert system has
become more complicated as the available options on the market
have increased and the technology has changed and improved.
However, through the myriad of options, there is a common
sense baseline of safety and security these systems provide to
a loved one and their caregiver...read more
Any Dream Will Do
By Linda Albert
A year ago, my husband was
contemplating a surgery that would involve the
implanting of a tiny electrode in his brain. If
successful, it would mitigate against his Parkinson’s
symptoms, allow him to take less medicine, lessen his
Back Safety Tips
Assess your lifting limitations, (do
you have back or hip problems, etc)
Are there tools you can use (back
support, sliding board, taking out armrest of wheelchair,
walker or cane)...read more
in Montclair, N.J.
I got my mom a membership at the YMCA and she
loves it. I now take her there for her daily showers. It's safe,
gets her out, and the sauna afterwards for drying off is
Being a caregiver you WILL be under stress. The
most important thing to remember is don't take things personally.
The best ideas and solutions for taking care of your
loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas
and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.
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