Sunday 5 January 2014

Alzheimer&Amp;#39;S Association-Physical Problems-Lack Of Appetite-Medicare Options

September Is World Alzheimer's Month- Join the Cause

World Alzheimer's Month- What is it? It's a time set aside by the Alzheimer's Association to highlight Alzheimer's and other dementias.Why? 35 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. Maybe you know a few of those people. United together, we can accomplish more in the fight against dementia....Read Full Post read more..

Tips on How To Cope With Elder's Eating Problems

Often, whether from physical problems or lack of appetite, eating loses its appeal to frail elders. Regardless of the reason their loved one has for not eating well, caregivers can be stressed by the situation. We know the value of nutrition. We know the feeling of hunger. We want to help them stay nourished. read more..

Time to examine Medicare Plans

DEAR READERS: Whether for yourself or to assist your parents or other elders, it’s time to review Medicare options if you want to make changes from the 2012 policies. Medicare annual open enrollment begins Oct. 15 with new benefit choices taking place Jan. 2013. read more..

Saturday 4 January 2014

Internet Series “Ruth and Erica” Focuses on Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s

Internet Series “Ruth and Erica” Focuses on Family Dynamics and Alzheimer’s

“Ruth & Erica” launched this week on the YouTube Internet channel WIGS, which, according to the press release, is now the most popular channel for scripted drama on YouTube. The show portrays the dynamics of a family facing the challenges that often accompany aging and ill health. read more..

The “Hidden” Costs When We Quit our Jobs to Care for Our Loved Ones

I don’t need a study to tell me that leaving the workforce to become a family caregiver has cost me, financially. All I have to do is look my puny projected Social Security. Over two decades of my adult “productive” years have been spent caring for elders and children while not working at paid employment. read more..

Caregivers Coping with Criticism from the from the Care Receiver

Each care situation was different. I started with an aged neighbor, then moved on to a childless aunt and uncle, my in-laws and eventually my parents. All of them appreciated me. However they each had moments when, because of their own misery, they’d lash out at me in some way. read more..

Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study

Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study

Title: Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/11/2012 2:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2012 12:00:00 AM read more..

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Hospice Care

Palliative and Hospice Care at the End of Life

...For weeks, each time I walked into Dad's room in the nursing home, he'd be rigid in bed, up on one elbow and slamming his fist against his hand. Pow! Pow! Pow! Over and over, he pounded fist against hand. I'd try to get him to relax; to lie back. He couldn't comprehend. Pow! Pow! Pow! He was trying to knock out the pain. read more..

Pecking Order-Caregiving-Decisions-Siblings

Only Children Vs. Sharing Decisions With Siblings – Which is Easier?

In the world of caregiving, sibling issues abound. Any problems that were around when you were growing up will likely turn up again, as your parents age. The pecking order rarely changes. The "girl" work and the "boy" work rarely changes. There are exceptions, of course. read more..


Solanezumab Fails Phase 3 Alzheimer’s Trials: Retains Faint Glimmer of Hope

...Now, Eli Lilly has also announced that their contribution to the Alzheimer’s battle, solanezumab, did not meet the primary endpoints, both cognitive and functional, in either of the two Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on the drug. read more..

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

This week would have been my dad's 71st birthday.  I like to think of him hosting a pint of beer up there in the Elsewhere Bar, buying a round for the newcomers, those who just came in confused and lost.
Happy Birthday, Dad!  Wish you were here--as yourself, not the shell you were at the end."Had a Dad" Alzheimer's Blog Gevera Bert Piedmont })i({Thank you for visiting! read more..