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.
Yesterday I came across this heartbreaking story of a child, Olivia K. Gant (21 June 2010- 20 August 2017) who passed after years being tortured by unnecessary medical procedures including feeding tubes and unnecessary surgeries. Below is the video: https://youtu.be/O86GcHKao8s?si=yXWx72c9FcHOh98A The saddest thing is that, the child was likely to be perfectly healthy and normal [...]
Usually our understanding is when we take flumucil, we first dissolve the tablet in a glass of water. Then drink the water and the medication would have its effect as is moves through our throat. But if a person is intubated, or on nose feeding, the medicine is administered straight via the nasal tube to [...]
In this article, I wish to talk about why caregivers gain weight in the course of caregiving. I feel this issue needs to be addressed and speak about because often this is overlooked. And being a caregiver, it is important to remain healthy physically and emotionally before one is able to care for someone’s under [...]
The nasogastric tube or nose tube is secured to the patient via a tape. In Alzheimer or dementia folks, we face the huge challenge as they would attempt to pull the tube out in all ways possible. They wanna pull the tube? Of course you bet they would. No worries, doctors adviced to have their [...]
I know of a few couples with an autistic or down syndrome kid. Someone told me that a young couple was having a very hard time with their second son who is autistic. The son misbehaves and is very difficult to manage at times. What I told him was regardless of whether we are caring [...]
My mom is a truly wonderful woman, even with Alzheimer’s. It is sad that the coping and defense mechanism that she had developed against the hurt, rejection and abuse had set in place rigidity of patterns in thinking that made her ultimately developed this condition.
Once I suffered unexplained lightheaded and dizziness almost the entire day. I decided to visit my chiropractor who uses a combination of chiropractor manipulation and point therapy to health symptoms. When I told him my head ‘did not feel right’ and I was having dizziness last week, he told me that dizziness or lightheaded should not be taken lightly. The treatment brought a lot of relief and I felt better without requiring the use of oral medication.
Last year in May, I resigned from a relatively stable corporate job to care for my mother full time who suffered a fall, diagnosed with acute hepatitis and liver cirrhosis as well as showing symptoms of dementia. I never though that I would eventually ended up as a caregiver. The job fit totally did not suit me because I dislike housework, cleaning and cooking.
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 [...]
Adult colouring book has been a very popular hobby in recent years. The adult colouring books are not the same as the kids colouring book. For adult colouring books, the patterns used are more detailed and intricate, and often more abstract and complicated. To me, the benefits of an adult colouring book are: 1. Calming [...]