Family Caregiver

How to deal with information overload and consistent bad news

Dealing with information overload and consistent bad news in a crisis. In 2020, turning on your television can be traumatic. COVID-19. Misinformation about the pandemic. Justice issues. Protests. The deaths of public figures we love in addition to close loved ones. And who remembers the murder hornets? It might seem we are living through a [...]

By |2020-09-25T18:09:48+00:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Family Caregiver, Home Care 101, Personal Care|

How masks prevent COVID-19

How masks prevent COVID-19. In light of the pandemic, in April 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended that people wear masks and facial coverings when they are in public. Many states have adopted the rule. As you may have already seen on the news, this has been a point of contention for many. [...]

By |2020-08-04T20:16:07+00:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Family Caregiver|

Living with cirrhosis: risk factors, life expectancy and tips for caregivers

Living with cirrhosis: risk factors, life expectancy and tips for caregivers. Cirrhosis is a serious chronic progressive disease that affects the liver. The on-going disease destroys the liver cells called hepatocytes. As the disease progresses, the liver becomes scarred. And this scarring ultimately leads to liver dysfunction. Although cirrhosis can be managed and slowed down, [...]

By |2020-07-27T20:40:40+00:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Family Caregiver|

Nosebleeds in the elderly

Your elderly loved one is bleeding from the nose and you are worried. What could be the issue? Why are they experiencing nosebleeds so much? Nosebleeds in the elderly can happen for the following reasons. Dry weather that dries up the nostrils Sinus infection Aspirin use (if your loved one takes aspirin as part of [...]

By |2020-07-17T22:40:32+00:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Family Caregiver|

A second wave of COVID-19 restrictions – what it means for caregivers

What does a second wave of COVID-19 restrictions mean for you as a caregiver? News reports over the last week have focused on a second wave of COVID-19 cases. States like Florida, Texas and Arizona have stopped reopening their states so that they can slow the virus spread. Los Angeles county which had opened up [...]

By |2020-07-01T16:15:00+00:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Aging In Place, Family Caregiver|