Memory specialist Heather Dobbert shares information about frequently misunderstood aspects of dementia.
If your loved one's health declines, you may find yourself taking responsibility for complicated, difficult tasks that used to fall to medical professionals. "It's not unusual for caregivers to feel overwhelmed," said Linda Pellegrini, a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In her blog post, she explains which tasks are considered complex, how to find resources to help you and why it's imperative to take care of yourself.
The correct technology can help make caregiving more manageable. But with so much available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Consider these caregiving technologies your starting point.
Caregiving presents different challenges when you’re not able to be there in person, for whatever reason, to help your loved one.
Michelle Malkoski, RN, has tips that can make long-distance caregiving a little easier for you—and help you ensure that your loved one gets the right support.
Medication management is among the most important tasks for caregivers. Medication errors can easily cause additional health problems, sometimes very serious ones.But there are a few things you can do to stay on top of your loved one’s medication regimen, even during moves between hospital, home and a rehabilitation or nursing facility