Behavior Management How to Manage the Challenging Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease From Carrie Hill, PhD, former About.com Guide Updated February 28, 2008 About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board Alzheimer’s disease affects the way a person thinks, how a person feels, and how a person behaves; therefore, caring for […]
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The speed of the internet has made it possible for amazing possibilities. Things that used to take hours of preparation and cost hundreds of dollars are now routine, quick, and often free. Not too long ago I saw a video on YouTube (which itself is an amazing feat when you think that Youtube did not […]
Day to day caregiving is difficult enough. However when dealing with Alzheimer’s, the very nature of this disease and the way it affects the brain frequently have added frustrations and difficulties, which make Caregiver’s lives just that much more difficult. Our mission at http://www.easycaregiving.com is to make sure you have every advantage possible. Please join […]
If you are caregiver you may be struggling with exhaustion, frustration, and depression. You may be feeling that you have little support from friends and family and feeling that people do not understand the difficulty of what you do. Let’s face it; most people wouldn’t unless they walked in your shoes for a week.
When you talk about drug trials people respond in one of two ways. One groups shudders at the very thought of a drug trial; picturing themselves as proverbial guinea pigs, being fed toxic cocktails of chemicals that will cause them painful and crippling side effects and death. While the other group is practically leaping out of their chairs, hands raised to volunteer for what they believe is the best and finest medications that advanced scientific research has discovered; research based on the accumulated efforts of dozens of Universities and private laboratories. They reason that the minuscule risk is outweighed by the much more likely outcome that they or their loved one will get badly needed relief from a disease or condition that is carving away at their health and vitality.
When research shows over and over again that long-term stress increases a person’s risk for health attacks, stroke and possibly cancer, we are alarmed.
If you are in a larger community, find an adult day care center and send your mother at least once a week.
get a free guided imagery, stress busting recording from http://www.caregiverrelief.com. Download this 15 minute recording and listen to it everyday. Your stress levels will melt away. Go to the website’s CD page and pick “English Garden” to purchase. Then go to the shopping cart to check out. Once there, you will see a box for […]