Posts Tagged 'elderly care'

Caregiver Stress

Caregiver Stress

Courtesy of Lucie and David Shaw from Nurse Next Door.

If you’re a caregiver to one or more parents, you’ve got a tough job. Not saying that you’d give it up for anything, because most caregivers say that although caregiving is the hardest job they’ve had, it’s also the most rewarding. Still, when you’re experiencing caregiver stress, it’s easy to forget yourself in the equation.

Signs of caregiver stress can include anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sleep problems, and social withdrawal. ...

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Alzheimer’s – How much do you know?

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia among older people, 1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 currently has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired. Symptoms can include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood, behaviour and communication abilities.  While there is no current cure for Alzheimer’s and current treatments cannot stop the progression, treatments have ...

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