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건강 돌봄이를 위한 치매 행동 가이드 (Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors - Korean)

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알츠하이머병과 간호 (Alzheimer’s Disease & Caregiving - Korean)

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알츠하이머병과 간호
(Alzheimer's Disease)

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Caregiving and Veterans

Caregiving and Veterans

Whether it’s former “empty-nest” parents resuming a caregiving role for unmarried children returned home as injured veterans, or a spouse of a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the responsiblities of the veteran's caregiver can become incredibly overwhelming—mentally, emotionally, and physically. With today’s medical care system and technologies, we’re seeing more veterans living longer lives—but often accompanied by injuries, psychiatric issues, and/or physical impairments.

Caregiving

Introduction

Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don't think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, over time we can also become exhausted and stressed. We think we should be able to handle caregiving roles on top of busy work and family schedules and begin to feel guilty and depressed as our stamina wanes.

Caregiving and Ambiguous Loss

Introduction

Caregiving for a loved one can cause stress in many ways. To manage the stress—which we know can be dangerous to a caregiver’s health—we must first know what the problem is. Surprisingly, many caregivers of individuals with memory disorders or dementia report that the main problem is not the illness itself, but the ambiguity and uncertainty it causes.

Sea prudente...¡Vacúnese! (Be Wise...Immunize!)

Background Checking: Resources That Help

Stories fill the news about aides who take advantage of, rather than care for, a parent, spouse, or other family member in their home. Drained savings accounts, missing jewelry, and unexplained bruises are all too common experiences. One way to avoid becoming a victim is to conduct an attendant background check. Background checks include a review of job performance and verification that the information provided to the family caregiver is accurate, and that the attendant can do the job that the caregiver needs to be done.

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.

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

Algunos problemas conductuales

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