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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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.

Chiropractic adjustments for vertigo or dizziness

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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.

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 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.

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 [...]