Caregiver Burnout is Best Prevented Since Recovery Is Hard on Everyone

Dear Carol: My mom, age 79, has had steadily declining health for several years. Arthritis is a genetic problem in my family, so pain is an issue. Besides that, she has severe asthma, so her lungs show a lot of deterioration. The family has handled all of this but now her thinking is getting foggy. She’s resisted moving to assisted living even though we all know that this would probably be best. I work full time, so even though I live in her community, I can’t be with her all the time. I also have teenage kids so even checking on Mom every day is getting to be too much. I know that I’m just getting started with this parent care work but I’m already feeling like I can hardly keep going with it. What’s my next step? My siblings live far away, so even though they are willing to be involved, what they can do is minimal. –Fearing burnout Continue reading on Egosan to learn more about planning a path that could help you avoid burning out while caregiving: Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories - for bulk orders of Minding Our Elders e-mail Carol   *Incontinence issues? Try Egosan premium underwear for discrete, dignified protection. If you’d like a free sample, Egosan has you covered with this try before you buy offer.                  Related StoriesAt Loggerheads With Your Older Parent About Needing Hel...
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ConclusionsThe results demonstrate that even subtle changes in vessel morphology can be noninvasively quantified. This is of great interest for AD, but also to other models of neurodegenerative diseases involving macrovascular dysfunction.
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
AMPK is a key regulator at the molecular level for maintaining energy metabolism homeostasis. Mammalian AMPK is a heterotrimeric complex, and its catalytic α subunit exists in 2 isoforms: AMPKα1 and AMPKα2. Recent studies suggest a role of AMPKα overactivation in Alzheimer’s disease–associated (AD-associated) synaptic failure. However, whether AD-associated dementia can be improved by targeting AMPK remains unclear, and roles of AMPKα isoforms in AD pathophysiology are not understood. Here, we showed distinct disruption of hippocampal AMPKα isoform expression patterns in post...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results suggest the potentially increased association between benzodiazepine use and cognitive impairment or dementia in female and those with polypharmacy. Inconsistent safety profiles of benzodiazepine components should be further investigated. PMID: 32450620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Authors: Piraccini E, Calli M, Taddei S, Byrne H, Rocchi M, Maitan S PMID: 32449341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Authors: Abdelhamid BM, Khaled D, Mansour M, Hassan MM Abstract BACKGROUND: Pain control in the morbidly obese has presented as an anesthetic challenge. The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound guided bilateral erector spinae block compared to bilateral subcostal transversus abdominis plane block. METHODS: Prospective randomized, double-blinded controlled study was conducted at Kasr Alainy Hospital on 66 patients scheduled for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Patients were randomly allocated into three groups and received general anesthesia: bilateral erector spinae block at the l...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clinical Interventions in Aging Source Type: research
In this study, our previously proposed persistent features and various traditional graph-theoretical measures are used to quantify the topological property of white matter (WM) network in 150 subjects with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). We found significant differences in these measures among AD, MCI, and normal controls (NC) under different brain parcellation schemes. The decreased network integration and increased network segregation are presented in AD and MCI. Moreover, the persistent homology-based measures demonstrated stronger statistical capability and robustness than traditional graph-theoretic measures, suggesti...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In the lumbar spinal cord dorsal horn, release of afferent nerve glutamate activates the neurons that relay information about injury pain. Here, we examined the effects of protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibition on NMDA receptor NR1 subunit protein expression and subcellular localization in an acute experimental arthritis model. PTK inhibitors genistein and lavendustin A reduced cellular histological translocation of NMDA NR1 in the spinal cord occurring after the inflammatory insult and the nociceptive behavioral responses to heat. The PTK inhibitors were administered into lumbar spinal cord by microdialysis, and seconda...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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