Before your loved one pays a medical bill, wait for the insurance's Explanation of Benefits (from Medicare, this is called a "Medicare Summary Notice"). This document indicates what services were bilRead More
When we think of "resources," as family caregivers we might think of money. Or time. But there is another resource we're using every day that is often overlooked: Emotional energy.
Our emotions anRead More
If the person you care for has chronic or advanced kidney disease, dialysis will come up as a treatment option. This procedure mimics the cleansing function of the kidneys. It mechanically "rinses" tRead More
Don't confuse a lack of symptoms with a lack of risk. A person with high blood pressure usually feels "just fine." And that makes it easy to also feel unconcerned. Your loved one may not be motivRead More
Nearly every type of dementia compromises the ability to process language. It's harder for the affected person to grasp words, to comprehend their meaning, and to track what's being said. CommunicatiRead More