Archives for November 2014

Caregivers Illness

Caregivers’ statistics that will boggle your mind. Thirty-five million Americans are full time caregivers 50% of full time caregivers are doing it on their own Most caregivers have no prior medical or caregiving training that can help them to understand the magnitude of what they will face Doctor Oz recently focused on The Caregiver’s Guide

Coping with Cancer and Fatigue

Nearly everyone in this country has been affected by cancer in one way or another. We have made amazing steps towards being able to cure cancer but we still have a long way to go. One of the problems of being diagnosed with cancer is that you are lost and scared when you hear those

Helping Caregivers Avoid Migraine Headaches

The World Doesn’t Stop When You Have a Migraine Unfortunately migraines don’t have a real schedule. Those who suffer from migraine headaches understand how they can literally change your life in an instant. According to HealthLine a migraine is defined as a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. A migraine headache causes throbbing

How Seniors Can Cope with COPD

COPD Can Wear Seniors Down COPD wears down more than just the lungs. Because of your lack of oxygen intake, your body and brain can become depleted and worn. It is a debilitating disease that can take away your quality of life, but there are ways you can take that quality of life back by learning how

How to Talk to Someone With Dementia

Conversations with Elderly Loved Ones With Dementia How do you have a conversation with a parent or other elderly loved one with dementia? This is a person whom you probably have known most of your life; yet the dementia makes them seem like a shell of the person you once knew. This awkwardness can often create a

Bringing Dementia to Light

  Many don’t realize that dementia is a term that actually refers to a symptom of a variation of brain disorders which can include Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming and life changing to say the least. However, like most everything in life that we are dealing with, understanding the