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Offers tips for people caring for someone chronically ill or disabled. Tips for caregivers include: take care of yourself, let the person do as much as he or she can, and ask for help.
Taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be a difficult, stressful, and tiring job. It affects the caregiver's health and ability to rest and can be a source of stress and conflict for the entire household. The...
... heart failure. Most people don't hesitate when they are called upon to help a loved one who is ill. But being a full-time caregiver may be an unfamiliar role for you. It is important to consider the long-term...
Helping or caring for a loved one with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) can feel like a lot to take on. There's the challenge of caregiving, because what seems best for someone isn't always what the person wants to do. There's also the...
HIV is present in the blood, semen, and vaginal fluids of a person who is infected with HIV and is usually spread by: Unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) with a person who is infected with HIV. Using condoms is the only way to prevent getting...
Providing support for a person who has AIDS can be a stressful and emotional experience. You may feel frustrated if the person doesn't want to take all of the medicine prescribed or if he or she doesn't get better despite your efforts. To help...
When your loved one is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it is important to keep communication as clear and direct as possible. Work at keeping the lines of communication open with your loved one, with his or her doctor, and with your family. Recognize your family's style of communication. How did your family...
As a family member or close friend, you may help take care of your loved one who has schizophrenia. You can help your loved one stay in treatment, take his or her medicines, and prevent symptoms from coming back ( relapse). Along the way, be sure to take care of yourself too. It can be hard to watch a family...
Caregivers Being a caregiver can be rewarding. But caring for another person — even someone you love and ... will open in a new window 10 key caregiver coping tips 1. Accept the other person's ... As you take on more responsibility as a caregiver, you may find that your personal life suffers. ...
Financial, caregiver, and government assistance programs Printer friendly Link will open in a new window Kaiser Permanente can assist ...
... care, performing household tasks, arranging for outside services, visiting regularly, or providing assistance with coping by a person who is unpaid.[ 1, 2] An informal caregiver is usually a relative or friend who may or may not...
Family caregivers may be spouses, partners, children, relatives, or friends who help the patient with activities of daily living and health care needs at home. Many cancer patients today receive part of their care at home. Hospital stays are shorter than they used to be, and there are now more treatments that don' ...
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