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Caregivers' Guide to Medications and Aging

Medications: A Double-Edged Sword

“Any symptom in an elderly patient should be considered a drug side effect until proved otherwise.”
Brown University Long-term Care Quality Letter, 1995.

FAQ: "Care"(Long-distance Caregiving)

Dear FCA:

I live in California and my mother, who has just been diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's, lives in New York City. She doesn't want to come and live with me, and I have a job and children and am not free to travel to the East very much. My brother lives in New Jersey, but can't take responsibility for my mother's care. Mom can still live on her own for now, but she needs some help and someone to check up on her. Do you have a suggestion on what I can do 3000 miles away?

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

First, Care for Yourself

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too.

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents

As you've watched your parents get older, perhaps you have struggled with situations such as these:

生命尽头的决策:喂食管与呼吸机 (End-of-Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators)

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阿尔茨海默氏病早期 (Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease)

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永久授权书和可废止的生存信托 (Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts)

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失智症 (Dementia)

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社區看護選擇 (Community Care Options)

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事实表 照护和抑郁症 (Caregiving and Depression)

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