Caregiver

Is Alzheimer’s a Hereditary Condition?

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 08:45

Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent cause of dementia in the current population. Its development is related to the changes that occur with aging, but also with genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. Is Alzheimer's hereditary?

Back to Basics: Caring for Your loved one with Alzheimer's

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 13:28

Caring for a loved one at home who is suffering from Alzheimer is a difficult task that can become frustrating at times.  Every day new challenges surface because as time passes the Caregiver has to adapt to new changes as the condition progresses. Studies show that a caregiver is prone to suffer from depression and other dangerous conditions, especially if they don’t get the proper support from their family, friends and community.

5 Ways to Help Care for a Patient with Alzheimer's

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 11:37

Helping to take care of a patient with Alzheimer's is not an easy task. Alzheimer's is a disease that causes the person who suffers to lose memory progressively. First, he will begin to forget little things, until the time comes when he does not recognize the faces of his own family.

Senile Dementia or just Dementia?

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 15:04

The name senile dementia is an expression already in disuse within medical science. However, it remains a common name within popular culture. With this, in general, the cognitive and behavioral problems in the elderly are designated.

Caregiving in 10 Important Steps

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 16:29

Being a caregiver is filled with struggles and responsibilities.  It's an endless everyday battle against obstacles and pulling forces. When you manage to overcome one, another one surfaces.  There are no specific rules or guidelines that will tell you how to be a caregiver as every case will be different and will require decision making on the spot.  There are however, a few concepts that should be kept in mind and will make you a better caregiver.

How To Properly Judge Your Family’s Caretaker Situation

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 09:47

How much thought should families give into which caretaker they choose to look over their loved ones? Considering how often caretakers are in the news for doing the opposite of their job entails, it’s abundantly clear families should be giving a lot of thought as to exactly who is taking care of their relatives.

Challenges Facing Caregivers & Our Aging Population

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 12:54

As our society grows older new challenges arise that we must face as a whole, e.g. the tremendous demographic change that will soon be at our footsteps. With each passing day 10,000 baby boomers reach 65 years of age and over the next quarter-century the population of elders is expected to double.

This Christmas give a caregiver the gift of medical supplies

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 10:00

It’s a cold, hard fact that caregivers need medical supplies – often by the bulk – to take care of an aging and/or sick loved one. Therefore, it would be very easy to come up with this sales pitch: “this Christmas save a caregiver you know and love a lot of trouble (and yourself a lot of money) and present them with the gift of cheap medical stuff online.” But we’re not here just to make your life easier; we’re also here to challenge you. And to show you that capitalism can peacefully co-exist with the Christmas spirit. And that it’s not just thoughts that count but actions as well.  In summary, that as far as support goes a crutch can be a moral crutch as well as an actual crutch, as long as you coat it with an Extra Layer of Meaning. For example:

Is your state safe for an aging loved one to drive around?

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 15:22

Many caregivers face a conundrum when it comes to an aging parent’s ability to drive – or lack thereof. On the one hand, driving is one of the greatest signs of freedom and independence there is, regardless of age. Accordingly, it is one of the last shreds of independence an older adult is willing to surrender. On the other hand, sometimes there simply is no other way around it than to have Dan Aykroyd hire Morgan Freeman to drive Jessica Tandy around. Seems harsh, but that’s just the reality of it.

12 things a caregiver should never be told, or should they?

Submitted by Stephanie Arroyo on 09:36

According to the US News & World Report there are 4 things you should never say to a caregiver. And according to the Huffington Post, there are a further 8 things that you should never say to a caregiver. But as a caregiver, would you really not want to hear at least a few of these things? Are they all worthy of Jeff Foxworthy’s “Here’s your sign”? Let’s analyze these things here at Discount Medical Supplies.

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