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How Do I Cope With Wanting My Old Life Back When Being A Caregiver
Being care giver ?: Being a care giver is part of growing up . Older children take care of their younger sibling, take care of their own children and when the parents get old and sick they take care of their parents. But sometimes this can be 24 hours work and can be very demanding , than u need to ask for help ...! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am caregiver of 5 years old boy he has fifth dissease and his cheek have red rash. I never have fifth dissease in my life, can I get contagious?
Not likely but maybe: 5th's disease is caused by human parvo virus b19 and more common in kids. Most adults are already immune from childhood exposure. It usually takes 4-21 days after exposure to become sick. The infected patient is most contagious right before the rash appears. So symptomatic patients do not require quarantine. You may not recall having the illness but were most likely exposed as a child. ...Read more
Suggestions: If severly depressed, seeing your doctor can help and is always encouraged. Soliciting help from friends and family can be useful. Depending on where you live, the local hospitals often offer support groups. Home health and hospice are great options. For alzheimers, the alzheimer's association offers many suggestions. Other chronic diseses have similar organizations. ...Read more
Go to meetings: You must look for support in organizations that deal with the medical condition of your relative or person you are caring. Check with the local hospital, the yellow pages, your insurance company or your pcp. There are support groups virtually for any medical condition. Check the internet for specific diseases. Try to share the burden with other relatives. Talk with your friends about how you feel. ...Read more
Gosh: This sounds like a major event. Please start over and explain what is happening to the caregiver and surroundings. ...Read more
See below: Don't use just your back. Bend at the knee and hips, when you are helping the person stand. That will allow you to take the strain off of your back. ...Read more
I'm a caregiver to a 51 year old male. He has ushers and is mr. Having verbal auditory and visual hallucinations. Can ushers cause hallucinations?
It is possible.: Sensory deprivation from usher's syndrome in the form of deafness and blindness could cause both auditory as well as visual hallucinations. ...Read more
Hospices are for persons in their last weeks. Where does a single older person live when gravely ill but not hospice eligible and has no caregiver?
This would be a good: question to pose to a social worker who works with this type of placement. The person's doctor may be able to refer to such a social worker. Take care. ...Read more
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