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People Who Are Caregivers

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Caregivers Study is Recruiting

The University of Maryland is conducting an online study for caregivers. The purpose of the study is to learn more about the experiences and needs of caregivers, who are often overlooked. If you provide daily care for a loved one, you may be able to take part in the study. Or if a loved one takes care of you on a daily basis, they may qualify to... Read moreChevron
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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

New Studies Point to Roles that Gene, Inflammation Play in Alzheimer's

Two new studies have identified a specific gene called TREM2 that seems to greatly increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and point to the role that inflammation may have in this disease. The first study out of Iceland sequenced the genomes of 2,251 people who lived in that country. This team identified the TREM2 mutation as being... Read moreChevron
Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo

Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo, Community Member

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Be Home Live Life

The Transition from Home to Adult Day Care or Nursing Home Living

Many families gain unexpected insight when they first admit a loved one into an adult day program or a nursing home. Often they tour these facilities with a marketing or admissions person who follows a script meant to highlight features in the facility of which they are proud.  This is the time to ask questions of the caregivers who are... Read moreChevron
Joseph

Joseph, Community Member

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I am a retired postal worker who used to coordinate care for my elderly mom.

After Hospice

On August 31, 2010, my mother passed away on what was an otherwise unremarkable afternoon.  Hospice had accurately predicted her last day of life and my family was there with her, as I held her hand during her last few breaths.  It was a day of mixed feelings, some grief and some relief.  The sadness of mom's passing was tempered by... Read moreChevron
gerifitz

gerifitz, Community Member

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Taking care of Gumpa

Since our granddaughter was 18 months old, she is now 2, she has taken care of "Gumpa" when we have visited her in Florida.  She loved to go wake him up in the morning and give him his glasses.  She would then show him where the bathroom was and wait for him outside the door.  She would then take his hand and take him to the table... Read moreChevron

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