Guilt is a far too common emotion for a lot of caregivers. Especially for family caregivers, guilt can be both a motivating factor and an immobilizing deterrent.
Guilt often occurs when there is a discrepancy between idealized ambitions and actual outcomes. Even more often, these feelings of guilt are irrational and unreasonable.
Effective and open communication is extremely important for patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals.
Good communication is necessary for any group or collaborative situation, but it is critical when it comes to health and wellbeing.
Pressure sores, also known as bed sores or pressure ulcers, are often painful and can potentially lead to more serious health conditions.
What are pressure sores?
The anticipation of a trip to the hospital is enough to put anyone’s nerves on edge. Making a list and planning ahead for what you need to bring to the hospital can help remove some of the stress and worry.
For seniors with chronic health issues, it is a good idea to have this list on hand, and maybe even a bag ready to go, just in case of an emergency.
Anyone that has provided care for an aging family member knows that it can be a very rewarding, yet exhausting, endeavor.
In order to continue to be effective, caregivers must engage in self-care practices.
Caring for an elderly family member takes commitment, dedication, and teamwork.
When it comes to family caregivers, it is often the child or sibling in the closest geographical proximity that ends up shouldering most of the responsibility.
People with Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, often exhibit symptoms of the disorder that are known as wandering or exit seeking behaviors.
Gambling is a massive industry in a lot of countries, and Canada is no exception. Gambling is also very popular with the senior population as a means of entertainment and a fun social outing.
For most seniors, a trip to the casino is just a bit of harmless fun. For others, however, it can be a real problem ending in financial ruin.
Traveling can be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding activity for seniors that love to explore new places, try exotic foods, and experience new things.
For many people, the opportunity for travel isn’t even an option until after retirement because of busy careers and childcare.
Pneumonia is a type of lung infection that causes inflammation in the air sacs of one or both lungs. This inflammation results in the air sacs filling up with pus or fluid.