Gary Barg: As
someone whose father experienced
excruciating bone pain while living
with multiple myeloma, I am really
grateful for your work with bone
pain awareness. I think itís
hard for family members to truly
understand that level of pain.
Dukakis: Right. You donít have
to live with it. You can reach out
and find other solutions. Maybe
there is some pain, but there are
also solutions. I think that
today, without being too critical of
the hospitals, you really have to
take your health into your own
hands. Get as much information as
you can. People do make mistakes and
are overworked; there are a lot of
things that can happen when you
donít have access. I think
this is an opportunity to get access
to improve the quality of life.
always say that the caregiver should
become a member of the loved oneís
care team. Caregivers must be able
to provide information to other
members of the team and be heard and
be respected for it...read more
Glaucoma on the Rise
Itís the first month of the new
yearóa time when more than 40 percent of American
adults make one or more resolutions. What are your
resolutions for the new year? Losing weight?
Quitting smoking? How about learning more about
glaucoma and how you can protect
your sight?...read more
Shopping for the Right In-home Help
By Eileen Beal, MA
When Mom and Dad are struggling
to keep up with the chores, activities or medications
that help them maintain their independence and health,
the solution to their situation (and your concerns)
could be as simple as bringing in someone to provide
in-home care for a couple of hours a day...read more
Flu Tips for Caregivers
When caring for people who have the flu:
- Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person...read
My father has been living with me for a year and half and
has vascular dementia. He has not been able to handle any of
his financial matters and WILL not seek any medical
attention. He has become very mean and thinks the neighbors
are always watching him. He recently misplaced his keys and
became very angry, punching the walls because he believes
someone came in and stole them. What concerns me most is he
is still driving. His license was suspended twice, but with
help from his doctor, DMV gave it back. His overall physical
health is not good. Looking for some advice on how to handle
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