Do You Care For Someone That You Suspect Has Dementia?

by Martha Scully  •  March 01, 2016
You may be surprised to know that dementia is not a disease. In fact, there is not one test that can determine if someone actually has dementia. A doctor diagnoses dementia based on physical examination, lab tests, medical history, and learning about changes in behaviour and day to day functions.We do know that dementia is damage to the brain cells. Just because a loved one has experienced some memory issues, does not mean they have developed dementia. A person needs to have at least two ...
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What is Hospice Care?

What is Hospice Care?

by Martha Scully  •  March 01, 2016
A caregiver that provides hospice care specializes in support to a family, where a family member is in the advance stages of a illness. There is a wide range of duties that a hospice caregiver may be required to do. Here is a list of a few: Errands like grocery shopping and picking up items needed for the family.Light housekeeping- dishes, laundry, meal preparation.Bathing, dressing, and grooming the client.Maintain the dignity of the dying patient.Support the clients' and families unique...
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What is Respite Care?

What is Respite Care?

by Martha Scully  •  March 01, 2016
Everyone needs a break. The emotional, and physical demands can be overwhelming for a caregiver looking after an adult. If you are a caregiver and feeling stressed doing care, you may require Respite Care.Respite Care is temporary relief for a caregiver whom is providing care for a senior adult or an adult special needs. The relief may be short term or recurring, however the main goal is to provide relief for the individual that is providing the main care. Respite care has been proven to...
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