Fact Sheets

Bệnh Alzheimer và Chăm Sóc (Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving)

Tổng quan

Bệnh Trầm Cảm và Công Việc Chăm Sóc (Depression and Caregiving)

Giới thiệu

Hướng Dẫn cho Người Chăm Sóc về Hiểu Hành Vi Sa Sút Trí Tuệ (Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors)

Giới thiệu

Hướng Dẫn Chăm Sóc Bản Thân (A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself)

Theo một người chăm sóc, “sự chăm sóc mà bạn dành cho bản thân là sự chăm sóc mà bạn dành cho người thân của mình.” Dĩ nhiên điều dễ nhất một người có thể nói và điều khó chấp nhận nhất là lời khuyên chăm sóc bản thân khi bạn là người chăm sóc. Thường khó có thể nhìn được xa hơn những công việc chăm sóc đang chờ đón bạn mỗi buổi sáng.

Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver

Caregiving often creeps up on you. You start by dropping by your mom’s house and doing her laundry, or taking your dad to a doctor’s appointment. You find yourself doing the grocery shopping and refilling prescriptions. Gradually, you are doing more and more. At some point, you realize you have made a commitment to take care of someone else.

Understanding Palliative/Supportive Care: What Every Caregiver Should Know

Palliative care, also increasingly known as Supportive Care, may be one of the most misunder­stood terms in healthcare. Many people believe it’s the same as hospice care and it means the end of life. But palliative care is different from hospice, and when put in place, palliative care can bring hope, control, and a chance at a better quality of life for seriously ill patients and their caregivers.

Caregiving at Home: A Guide to Community Resources

[This new fact sheet replaces Helping Families Make Everyday Care Choices and Community Care Options, 8/11/16]

The diagnosis of a dementing illness or disabling health condition marks a new stage in your life and your family’s life. Important decisions about care arise, along with uncertainty and anxiety. Some choices might need to be made right away. Others lie ahead.

Guía del Cuidador para Entender los Comportamientos Relacionados con la Demencia

Introducción

La Enfermedad y el Cuidado de Parkinson

¿Qué es la enfermedad de Parkinson?

La enfermedad de Parkinson (PD, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad neurológica progresiva que afecta principalmente el movimiento, pero también puede afectar el conocimiento. Esta enfermedad es el resultado de la destrucción de neuronas en los denominados “núcleos basales” del cerebro.

Caregiver Statistics: Health, Technology, and Caregiving Resources

Definitions

A caregiver—sometimes called an informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid care providers providing care in one’s home or in a care setting (day care, residential facility, long-term care facility). For the purposes of the present fact sheet, displayed statistics generally refer to caregivers of adults.

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