Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

When Confusion is Confusing: Older Adults and Delirium

I have been a geriatric mental health clinician since 2010. One of the most complex and perplexing conditions that I have seen in those 65 and older is delirium and it's confusion. Of the troubling “3Ds” (Delirium, Depression and Dementia) often found in the geriatric

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Medical jargon: even single-syllable words can confound

Who’d’ve thought that simple, one and two-syllable words – which is one of the the criteria for Grade 6 reading level – could cause so much confusion, upset and medication errors. Out of context, even every-day words can confound. Consider these (true) examples: In a maternity

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Plan for a Successful Hospital Discharge

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Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers The patient hospital discharge process is an extremely important part of continuing care after a stay at a hospital.  Patients and care givers need to be armed with the tools needed to facilitate a full recovery.  No

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Solutions for Dressing with Arthritis

Those who suffer from arthritis experience painful and frequent occurrences of joint pain. It is the most common symptom in nearly all forms of the disease. The pain individuals experience from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joint. Over 52 million adults in the US

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