New to Caregiving

Dementia: Is This Dementia and What Does It Mean?

Introduction

What does it mean when someone is said to have dementia? For some people, the word conjures up scary images of “crazy” behavior and loss of control. In fact, the word dementia describes a group of symptoms that includes short-term memory loss, confusion, the inability to problem-solve, the inability to complete multi-step activities such as preparing a meal or balancing a checkbook, and, sometimes, personality changes or unusual behavior.

CJ Video - Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 2. Talk to Health Professionals

基本藥物管理 (廣東話) | 2. 與醫療專家傾談

Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 2. Talk to Health Professionals

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CJ Video - Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 5. Medication Management for People with Dementia

基本藥物管理 (廣東話) | 5. 腦退化症病患者藥物管理

Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 5. Medication Management for People with Dementia

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CJ Video - Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 3. Set Up a Dosage System

基本藥物管理 (廣東話) | 3. 設立藥物管理系統

Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 3. Set Up a Dosage System

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CJ Video - Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 4. Create a Medication List

基本藥物管理 (廣東話) | 4. 製作藥物清單

Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 4. Create a Medication List

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CJ Video - Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 1. Round Up Those Meds

基本藥物管理 (廣東話) | 1. 整理藥物

Medication Management Basics (Cantonese) | 1. Round Up Those Meds

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Who is a Caregiver at the Age of 20? Advice From a Young Caregiver

I was 19 years old when my Mom was diagnosed with Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer, which had a low survival rate. I was in my second semester of college so the idea of caregiving was not exactly making sense to me. Who is a caregiver at the age of 20? That’s for older people! However, little did I know it was for people of all ages. There are caregivers that are 16, 15, 17. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would caregive at 20. I am going to be honest and blunt for anyone that is the same age as me and is caregiving their single parent: It is not easy.

Todo lo que un cuidador debe saber sobre el dinero (What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Money)

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Medios para una comunicación eficaz para proveedores de atención médica y cuidadores (Spanish)

Cuando un ser querido necesita atención médica, tradicionalmente recurrimos a profesionales para despejar dudas, obtener un diagnóstico certero y opciones de tratamiento. En el pasado, los médicos eran la autoridad indiscutible que llevaba la voz cantante en las discusiones con sus pacientes sobre atención médica. Pero las cosas han cambiado, y la relación con el médico también.

Pathways to Effective Communication for Healthcare Providers and Caregivers

Any time our loved ones need medical care, we traditionally rely on professionals to answer our questions, diagnose properly, and recommend treatments. In the past, doctors were unquestioned authorities who took the lead in discussions with their patients on medical care. But things have changed; the relationship has shifted.

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