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Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Should a spouse with Alzheimer's attend the funeral of spouse?

Thanks for asking!: A spouse with alzheimer's disease should be able to attend the funeral of his or her spouse, unless there is concern for the safety of the living spouse or others due to extremely agitated, combative behavior. Other relatives & loved ones can help the surviving spouse feel supported & comfortable w/ the surroundings. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort ...Read more


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Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Can I live a normal life with a spouse with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Just help your spouse get restful sleep, reduce the stress in their life and get them to an appropriate physician. ...Read more

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What is the longest somebody can live with a family member with dementia?

What is the longest somebody can live with a family member with dementia?

It depends: There is no set answer. You can live with a person with dementia until your health or the health and safety of the person with dementia are at risk. It is definitely a difficult decision to make. ...Read more

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Any tips for living with a narcissist?

Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more

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Can bipolar people fluctuate their feelings for a person in a relationship?

Can bipolar people fluctuate their feelings for a person in a relationship?

They can: The symptoms of bipolar disorder include changes in interpersonal behaviors in the context of trends in the severity of the illness of the patient. When an individual is manic it is more likely that someone would be more solicitous of interaction with those around him or her. The enthusiasm that they display may be very high and even scary at times. They also can struggle with irritability. ...Read more

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Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Can a dr recommend some sort of meetings for people getting divorced or dealing with and gone through a divorce. Somewhere in Staten Island please?

Divorce support: Search online or look in your local paper for a divorce support group. Also check with your local Y. Support groups are a great way to cope with the divorce process. All the best. ...Read more

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Can a person with a major bipolar disorder live a full productive life?

Can a person with a major bipolar disorder live a full  productive life?

Yes: Bipolar disorder, like any other illness, can have different levels of severity. Many productive individuals suffer from the illness, including a famous psychologist from johns hopkins university who wrote a biography about living with the illness. Many famous actors, comedians and singers also live productive lives despite their illness. In some cases the illness can be severe but not for all. ...Read more

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How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

How to live with a lot of parental inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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Can you explain major depressive disorder in a spouse to someone who has never dealt with mental illness?

Can you explain major depressive disorder in a spouse to someone who has never dealt with mental illness?

Depression: I reccommend you get some educational dvds or download from web a short video explaining the struggles with depression, the signs, symptoms etc. ...Read more

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Can a carrier (heterozygote) of the wilson disease gene donate part of his/her liver tissue for a living related donor transplant to a patient?

Can a carrier (heterozygote) of the wilson disease gene donate part of his/her liver tissue for a living related donor transplant to a patient?

Yes: Wilsons disease is a disease of copper storage. It is genetically linked. Generally speaking people who are heterozygous (are only carriers) can donate their part of thier livers. People who are heterozygous are carriers and don't have wilson's disease themselves. ...Read more

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Is there a support group in anderson, indiana for people who have a bipolar mate?

Is there a support group in anderson, indiana for people who have a bipolar mate?

Try your local NAMI: The national alliance for mental illness nami has local chapters in most counties and may be a good resourse for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a pastor available for family members of those in a critical care room?

Is a pastor available for family members of those in a critical care room?

Yes: Pastoral care is a part of the healthcare team in an ICU and should be available to you. ...Read more

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Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Yes: One doesn't exclude other. We just need to make sure that you're otherwise healthy enough. If necessary, chat w/your Nephrologist regarding use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Stendra, Staxyn & Viagra or perhaps MUSE & Caverject. If otherwise healthy including relationship, yet libido not quite there, consider check for low T (but that would be close to last on my list). Med side effe ...Read more

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Is there any case of a pregnant women who suffers by pneumonia with hypoprotinemea and survive with healthy child?

Is there any case of a pregnant women who suffers by pneumonia with hypoprotinemea and survive with healthy child?

Certainly: the pneumonia should be treated with antibiotics that will treat the pneumonia and be safe for baby. The hypoproteinemia also treated with baby in mind. ...Read more

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Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more

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How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past?

How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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Sex and people with a disability good?

Sex and people with a disability good?

More than good: Being sexual and expressing your sexuality responsibly in the way(s) that seem right to you & you can do are among the most affirming things that life offers. And no matter what your disability -- chances are that there's someone out there who's the right one for you. Or if you prefer the single life without sex -- that's your business and your choice. Autonomy rules. Love well and wisely. ...Read more

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Who else out there lives with a spouse who has diabetes type 1, and has to deal with their mood swings?

Who else out there lives with a spouse who has diabetes type 1, and has to deal with their mood swings?

Not approproate ques: This question is not appropriate for this site as it is not directed for any medical question and we the physicians can not answer it. ...Read more

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Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Yes: There are many people who receive their second kidney transplants during their lifetime. I am aware of a couple of patients who received a total of four renal transplants in their lifetimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more