Gary Barg: You have a unique approach
to talking about caregiving. Can you
tell me a little about that?
Reynolds: I try to get the
point across without being too
dead-serious, because it is such a
difficult subject. It’s life and
life is not a bowl of cherries;
because if it were, why am I feeling
in the pits? My family has a history
of longevity; my mom lived to be 82
and my daddy, 83. We all have
caregiving situations. Every
generation has to take care of the
next generation, or not and not care
at all. I don’t think that it’s “we”
as a people who feel this way,
because most of us want to take care
of our loved ones. Not everybody
gets to live well towards the end;
and because people are living
longer, you either have to take them
into your home or find a place for
them. This type of decision-making
can either be life threatening or
life making...read more
Caring for Someone with Bipolar Disorder
By Julie Totten
Soon after Missy had her
daughter, she stopped sleeping, going from eight
hours a night down to only two or three. Her
thoughts were racing, and she was going a million
miles an hour...read more
By Pamela G Stewart
I have chronic progressive
multiple sclerosis. When this situation occurred,
I was using a scooter or a walker as mobility aids,
depending on my needs. For quite some time, I
continued driving to work because I didn't feel like I
had a choicel. Too often, public buses didn't stop to
let me on—perhaps because of the extra time it would
take to load me and the scooter. The paratransit van
that comes to your door is notoriously unreliable in my
Tips and Techniques for Dealing with Stress
By Dr. Rita Nachen Gugel
Change is an expected part of our daily lives today. Dealing with it so that YOU control IT rather than vice versa is an important and positive force in controlling your life. Try a few of these tips...read
My mother is 95 years old and has
shingles. She has been in the PHN stage for over a month.
She has pain in one area constantly and although on pain
medication, the area is still painful. Does anyone have any
suggestions, ideas, or home remedies that I can apply to
alleviate the pain?
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is nerve pain caused by the
shingles virus after the acute illness is over.
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