Fact Sheets

Downsizing a Home: A Checklist for Caregivers

Introduction

Moving is a high-stress life event, the experts tell us, and they're right. Whether it's cross-town or cross-country, whether to a small apartment or a large suburban home, tackling the organizing, packing, discarding, cleaning, paperwork and the myriad other tasks is a major challenge.

When you're older and moving from the family home to a new smaller residence, possibly in a new community or your adult child's home, sorting through decades of family history and possessions can feel overwhelming—even paralyzing.

Personal Care Agreements

How to Compensate a Family Member for Providing Care

 

Introduction

Many families reach a point when they recognize that an ill or older relative needs help. There are usually warning signs: difficulty with daily activities; memory problems; trouble with banking and finances; multiple falls; problems with driving; forgetting medications. Sometimes an elderly or ill loved one needs more than occasional assistance — they need full-time care.

Assistive Technology

Introduction

Sometimes called assistive devices, independent living aids, and adaptive equipment, assistive technology (AT) can help your loved one live more independently. It may also make your job as a caregiver easier and more enjoyable.

事实表 : 是痴呆症吗? 什么是痴呆症? (Is this Dementia and What Does It Mean?)

La Demencia con Cuerpos de Lewy (Dementia with Lewy Bodies)

Definición

La demencia con cuerpos de Lewy (DCL) es una enfermedad o síndrome degenerativo y progresivo del cerebro. Comparte algunos síntomas con otras varias enfermedades y a veces se superpone con éstas  sobre todo con dos enfermedades comunes entre los ancianos: el Alzheimer y el Parkinson.

Wernicke-Korsakoff (Spanish)

Definición

El síndrome de Wernicke-Korsakoff (SWK) es una enfermedad neurológica. La encefalopatía de Wernicke y la psicosis de Korsakoff son, respectivamente, la fase aguda y la fase crónica de esta misma enfermedad.

El cuidado de los adultos con trastornos cognitivos y de la memoria (Caring for Adults with Cognitive and Memory Impairments)

El cuidado del paciente: Una experiencia universal

Problemas conductuales posteriores a traumatismo craneal (Coping With Behavior Problems After Head Injury)

Algunos problemas conductuales

Caregivers' Guide to Medications and Aging

Medications: A Double-Edged Sword

“Any symptom in an elderly patient should be considered a drug side effect until proved otherwise.”
Brown University Long-term Care Quality Letter, 1995.

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

As you've watched your parents get older, perhaps you have struggled with situations such as these:

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