Lauren Dykovitz is a writer and author. Her mom, Jerie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at age 62. Lauren self-published her first book, Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer's. She writes about
What is Covid-19 and how can you keep your elders safe?
Whether you are a home caregiver, a health care aide or a nursing attendant, the aim is to prevent exposure to germs.
Coronaviruses are a large family of
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure.
What steps can caregivers take to make post-operative care and experience better?
Getting surgery done is a stressful decision despite the positive outcomes it can bring. For seniors, it is even more difficult because of slow healing and increased risk
As people age, nutritional deficiencies, mental illnesses such as dementia, and other causes can affect the brain and its thinking processes. It’s no surprise that strange behavior often ensues, including seniors wearing certain garments or the entirety of an outfit
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged.
Getting dressed can become a struggle for both
As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The
Family caregiving is often not a choice. The role springs up for almost everyone at some point in their life. The truth is, we feel obligated to take on the role when a loved one ages or becomes infirm —
Being a caregiver is not an easy role. It can take an emotional, psychological and sometimes physical toll on people. It’s vital for caregivers to take care of themselves first in order to properly take care of their patient. Getting