Grandparents As Caregivers
In today's busy world of dual career couples, many find it a great relief to have grandparents watch their kids instead of relying on hired help. Though it saves a lot of worry and expense, having grandparents as caregivers presents it's own challenges. It's not as easy to lay down rules or express dissatisfaction with parents/in-laws as it is with hired helpers. Here are some ways to deal with these challenges.
Caregivers: The Working Mom's Lifesaver
Resuming work poses the heart wrencing question of "Who will take care of my child?" in the minds of most mothers. If you plan well in advance and have a fair idea of what to expect from your baby's caregivers, then you will be able to do justice at work without worrying too much about your bundle of joy.
Coping with Chronic Illness
We live in a world beset with stress of all kinds, be it from work, relationships, deadlines and even traffic! By virtue of being human we are also susceptible to various illnesses, but dealing with long term or chronic illness is definitely not very easy. People's limits are often stretched and it is easy to lose one's sense of perspective at such times. But there are ways in which we can step back a little and gain a few insights about life and living that only an illness can teach. And there are ways in which we can make it easier for ourselves to navigate through this difficult period, whether you are the one going through the illness or it is your loved one.
Care of an Alzheimer's Patient
A person with Alzheimer's may react with frustration, agitation and even aggression when they find that automatic tasks have become difficult. Your loved one's ability to function and cope will steadily decline and may even vary from day to day. Try to stay flexible and adapt your routine as needed.
When Alzheimer's is Setting in
Dementia is a progressive and irreversible impairment of the intellect, the prevalence of which increases with age. The articles throw a light on the detailed account of dementia and how to identify it.
Care-giving for Alzheimer's Patients
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is one of the greatest challenges among the various trials of caring for the elderly. It is a tough, tough job and can become overwhelming at times. The physical demands and the emotional strains are exhausting. Here is some information on care-giving for Alzheimer's patients.