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..