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13 Things Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to Know

The biggest challenge we face as Alzheimer's caregivers is learning how to understand, cope, and communication with a person living with dementia.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomThe task of caring for a person living with dementiais often overwhelming.I took care of my mom, Dotty, for eight and a half years, 3,112 days,so I know how you feel. I understand how you feel.Dementia and Difficult BehaviorThe articles below offersolutions to some of the problems we face each day. They have been tested over timeby thousands of caregivers and they work. Most times it takes a littlepractice and a lot of patience. Some work immediately, while other solutions take some time to start working.Don't allow yourself to get frustrated.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:1.Communicating in Alzheimer's WorldIn order to begin the process of dealing with communication in a world filled with Alzheimer's you first need to make a simple important decision - you want to decrease both your stress as caregiver, and the stress of the person living with Alzheimer's disease.3 Ways to Redirect a Dementia Patient and Embrace Reality2.The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia CareOne of the biggest challenges Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with dementia becomes nasty and mean.3.Death by Complications from Alzheimer's, What does this mean?Some people...
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CONCLUSION: Chinese familial caregivers of patients with dementia experience a moderate level of burden and a high level of strain. The main strain factors that affected the burden were changes in personal plans, time demands, and emotional adjustment. PMID: 29775139 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Authors: Christie J PMID: 29775136 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter ’ s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Text Messaging Smartphones Addiction (Psychology) Anxiety and Stress Tendinosis Acupuncture Source Type: news
This interpretative phenomenological analysis explored the key issues in the grief experiences of seven young adults bereaved by the youth suicide of a sibling. We conducted semi-structured phone interviews from which we derived four themes describing the ...
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Depression and body mass index (BMI) are known to be associated with body image, however, their independent or joint effects on body image in adults are largely unknown. Therefore, we studied associations of depression diagnosis, severity, and BMI with per...
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OBJECTIVE: It is largely unknown how depression prior to and following somatic diseases affects mortality. Thus, we examined how the temporal order of depression and somatic diseases affects mortality risk. METHOD: Data were from a Danish populatio...
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INTRODUCTION: Patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) are often screened for suicidality, even when their chief complaint does not involve mental health concerns. Patient receptiveness to ED-based mental health screening and intervention is unkno...
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Deplin is often times given by psychiatrists to those who are depressed. I think, and still think, it's just them throwing expensive folic acid. (Well something close to folic acid). But today for the first time ever I had my first real case where L-methylfolate really might have saved the day. Pt had treatment resistant depression since her childhood and she's been on over 10 antidepressants with no benefit. An mTHFR gene test showed she had two mutations on that gene with none of them... My first real l-methylfolate case
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CONCLUSION: This study showed that the level of knowledge about CC and Pap test in women is an important factor associated with regular participation in screening. It is necessary to take educational measures in order to raise awareness of women regarding risk factors, as well as to overcome fear and shame, with the ultimate aim to reduce frequency and mortality rate caused by CC in Serbia. PMID: 29767868 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Nantasupha C, Charoenkwan K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine factors affecting voiding recovery on the day of Foley catheter removal (postoperative day 7, POD7) after nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) for early-stage cervical cancer. METHODS: Early-stage cervical cancer patients, who underwent type C1 radical hysterectomy between January 2006 and June 2016 were included. Clinical and pathological data were reviewed. Association between inability to attain adequate voiding function on POD7 and potential predicting factors were evaluated in univariate and multivariate analysis. RESULTS: Of 75...
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
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