More than 65 million Americans look after a disabled, seriously ill, or elderly friend or relative, spending around 20 hours each week caring for them. When your relative or friend is seriously ill, you might be the only suitable person
On Memorial Day, we remember all who have gone before us. And, we honor the living veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country and our freedom. Recently, we visited a WWII veteran who shared his story with us.
It happened so long ago it’s difficult to remember. I can remember sitting in the dining hall after I found out, foggy, detached, watching someone eat soup. I remember the spoon moving up and down, almost in slow motion, and
It is challenging to be a caregiver, but it is an extra obstacle trying to do it from a distance. Creating a contact list, collecting important information, making visits productive, looking into public benefits online, getting help with managing the
Mr. C. had been a farmer, as he put it, “all my life.” He grew up on a farm and only left the farm during the years he served in the military during World War II. He summarized his recollection
Grief is exhausting.
In addition to the various emotions that come with grief, we may also notice other changes, including physical and mental stress. Things that used to be easy might feel more difficult. Grief impacts our entire being, which can
Palliative care is also known as supportive care. Many people believe it is the same as hospice care and it means end of life, but it is different. Palliative care offers medical and related treatment towards living as well and
For my family, it happened during New Year’s Day supper. In one moment, we were gathering for a light meal to celebrate the New Year as a family, and two hours later I was meeting with an emergency department physician,
There are many ways to make sense of the sometimes overwhelming, often bewildering experience of grief. We know that grief is a universal human response to loss — we all grieve. We also know that grief is highly personal —
As a caregiver, it is important to pay attention to the nutrition of your loved one. Malnutrition is a serious senior health issue. Look for the warning signs and help your loved one avoid poor nutrition.
A diet lacking in nutrients