Caregiver

The role of a caregiver is not easy. Often the caregiver is neglected or suffer from burnout in having to take care a loved one. Being a caregiver myself, I can totally relate to this.   I started this section to list down articles related to this topic with the hope that it could help others in a similar situation.

Emotional causes of Alzheimer’s | Dementia- my mom’s story

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Alzheimher’s has the unique distinction of being the only disease that makes you say goodbye twice. First you say goodbye to the person you love, then you say goodbye to a stranger. -Brains McGee in a YouTube comment of a video Recently I am seeing a consistent pattern in a few people with Alzheimer’s disease [...]

Alternative treatment for vertigo or dizziness

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Last week I woke up one day feeling a little out of balance. By noon, as a got up from my sofa after speaking to someone on the phone, I felt suddenly very dizzy. The entire room was spinning. It was a horrible feeling. I took a few deep breaths to steady myself and slowly [...]

Finding happiness and meaning in caregiving, minimizing caregiver burnout

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Last year in May, I resigned from a relatively stable corporate job to care for my mother full time. My mom was hospitalized in February 2017 due acute hepatitis B (she was turning yellow with jaundice, wanted to sleep all the time and was losing energy and motivation).  By March, I took one month’s no [...]

Compulsive hoarding and relationship to depression and feelings of loss

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There are 2 persons  who were not previously hoarders but turned into one that I can recall knowing in my life. The first person was a man who was involved in the share market. He used to be the most organized person I know because he could not be successful in his job if he [...]

Kidney failure and the rising costs of dialysis and treatment

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Few days ago, a newspaper report appeared that a man strangles his two children and hangs himself after wife dies. It was believed that the man, R. Pubalan was a 52 years old liquid trader. His wife, P. Jeya suffered kidney failure and had been on dialysis for the past 4 years. After finding out his [...]

Caring for a parent with dementia/ Alzheimer’s

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In this article, I would share some symptoms of my mom who I am currently taking care of as well as some encouraging resources that I have come across. My mom has started displaying Alzheimer like symptoms since the last few years. Notable symptoms are: few years ago, a taxi driver had to call me [...]

Hepatitis Chronic becoming Acute- what I did

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Here I want to share with you some signs which may show the Hepatitis B is moving from chronic to acute based on my mom’s symptoms. This is from my experience with my mom. My mom has been having chronic hepatitis B for at least a few years. Precisely for how many years I do [...]