Caregivers - Caring for family and friends

An important part of the lives of many people is taking caring of others. Sometimes, this means providing care for a child, parent, grandparent or even a friend. Caring also means taking care of yourself.

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Caring for Sick Husbands (and other Relatives)

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Here are some good links (two of which I've read and the third not) I posted in another group: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/09 /caregiving-as-a-roller-coaster-ride-fro m-hell/?_r=0 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/27 ...

Psychotic episodes in the hospital

AbsoluteNerd
  • By AbsoluteNerd · New reply August 22, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Yesterday Alwaysgrateful posted a discussion "80 year old woman wants to hear from someone who had a psychotic episode in the hospital". The discussion seems to have been deleted. Alwaysgrateful, read ...

Caregivers and Stress

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · Posted August 17, 2013
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  • A couple of very interesting links. Many comments following each article as well. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/ 01/30/for-some-caregivers-the-trauma-lin gers/ http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013 ...

Someone who could use some support

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply November 2, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • I am a member of Inspire's Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma group because my sister had a myeloma scare last year. I answered this discussion (see link below) because this man sounded like he could use ...

Conquering the Beast; Osteoporosis and your marriage/relationship with your

EmmieKau
  • By EmmieKau · New reply September 7, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • Having been stricken with "The Monster" at the age of 52, I have found myslef in a nightmare world of unpredictable fractures, instantly going from health to handicapped and resenting every waking moment ...

Arthretis and Osteoporosis

sreekanth
  • By sreekanth · New reply July 18, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Hi All, My brother is attacked with Arthritis when he was 12 and now he is 28. He is under going continuous treatment since then.Recently his two hips are replaced and now he is suffering with a stiff ...

What's the biggest challenges of managing Osteoporosis?

sarabrooks
  • By sarabrooks · New reply May 9, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • My mom was just diagnosed at the age of 55. Would really appreciate everyone's comments/inputs. Thanks you so much in advance ...

Time to say "Happy Thanksgiving"!

millie123
  • By millie123 · New reply November 23, 2011
  • 15 replies
  • Whether you have osteoporosis or not, you must admit that we do have each other to be thankful for, plus all of the others in our lives. I'm thankful for this forum, the knowledge I gain from it, and ...

Please Send Prayers for Mariah and her Husband

LovetoCrochet
  • By LovetoCrochet · New reply November 23, 2011
  • 27 replies
  • Please join me in sending prayers for Mariah and her husband. I know they will be very much appreciated. To Mariah: Much love and prayers go out to you and your husband. Please know that you are always ...

Please Everyone, Cubbie Needs Your Prayers

LovetoCrochet
  • By LovetoCrochet · New reply November 18, 2011
  • 33 replies
  • I just talked to Cubbie and she is at the hospital as I write this. Please join me in praying for her, she has been through so much. I told her to take this time to rest and let herself heal, with God's ...

Does anyone know about multiple myeloma?

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply September 16, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, My precious little sister, age 54, is having a bone marrow biopsy next Friday to determine if she has multiple myeloma. Needless to say, she was shocked when the doctor told her that she needed this ...

you might want to read this!

joelle272
  • By joelle272 · New reply January 4, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • It's free just for signing up The Natural Bone Building Guide copyright 2009 by vivian goldschmidt at www.saeourbones.com ...

Has anyone ever heard of this?

alwaysgrateful
  • By alwaysgrateful · New reply November 10, 2010
  • 11 replies
  • Hi, My mom will be 90 on Dec. 8. She has been in a nursing home (an excellent facility) for about three years. I am her primary care giver and power of attorney, and have been very involved in her care ...

Zicam Cold Remedy Disastrous Effects

nathji
  • By nathji · New reply June 14, 2010
  • 7 replies
  • Dear Friends, I n case any of you are caring for somebody and the patient has a cold, please never give this cold remedy as has been reported by a member of NOF Charlene, known as GringoGrandma here ...

Evaluating In-Home Care Providers

WaSue
  • By WaSue · Posted March 25, 2009
  • 0 replies
  • I'm trying to research in-home care options in Houston, Texas. We (family) have had experience with Home Instead and Sheltering Arms, and I've found online information on Home Care Assistance and Right ...

Long-term Use of Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis

KMFDallas
  • By KMFDallas · New reply January 17, 2009
  • 11 replies
  • Long-term Use of Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis Worst Pills Best Pills Newsletter article January, 2009 Bisphosphonates (listed in Box 1) are widely prescribed to prevent fractures due to the natural ...

Help I am trying to get used to it............

suzsezok
  • By suzsezok · New reply June 27, 2008
  • 6 replies
  • My mother makes alot of uh uh uh sounds when she first gets up in the morning and as she moves behind her walker going into the living room. I know she is in pain almost every minute from her recent falls ...

Selfish family members

suzsezok
  • By suzsezok · New reply June 24, 2008
  • 2 replies
  • I am the caregiver of my 81 year old mother. My father died a year ago and my mother moved in with me and my family. The problem I have is that I have one sister, who has stage 4 colon cancer, two useless ...

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