My article gives practical tips for caregivers of dementia patients.
- Care for the Caregiver - Nurturing
- Caregiver Issues
- Caregivers: Experiences & Ideas
- End-of-Life-Hospice - Palliative Care
- Grief and Bereavement
- Long Term Care
- Mental Health - Emotional - Issues
- Support Groups
Relates a personal experience emphasizing the importance of a support group to a long-term family caregiver, especially for men who do not want to share their feelings or ask for help.
A key step in the treatment of pain in the elderly is actually recognizing the pain. The elderly patient may not always volunteer the information and therefore they must be asked routinely whether or not they are experiencing any pain.
When a senior can no longer live independently, before considering placement in an assisted living facility or nursing home, family members should consider all available options.