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caregiver222May 03, 2013
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Copper (as well as silver) has prophyalactic anti-bacterial properties. Interestingly, copper and it's allows will cu...
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It is necessary to provide microwave instructions to health care aides, especially when they are taking care of the e...
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ireneoApr 25, 2013
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ireneoApr 23, 2013
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A nice little gift for your favorite elderly senior is a silver spoon. Silver is bactricidal. That is to say, bacteri...
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Very elderly patients, especially those who are stroke disabled, have difficulty in getting food on their spoon. They...
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TheMadManApr 19, 2013
TheMadManApr 02, 2013
wynterchanFeb 26, 2012
TuckamoreOct 10, 2011
Lissa67Oct 02, 2011
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By Tuckamore Blank
There is not a lot of activity on our Caregivers Forum. Maybe it's because we have not been "found." Maybe it's becau...
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TheMadManApr 19, 2013
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
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My Mom (67) just had throat surgery Friday to remove a cancerous tumor. The surgeon removed a tonsil and a large port...
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
ireneoJan 06, 2013
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The very elderly and stroke-disabled often have difficulty in using a ball-point pen or pencil. On one of my visits t...
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courtney48Apr 15, 2013
Bunnie_BlueJan 28, 2013
BrookitOct 21, 2012
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BrookitOct 19, 2012
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Help! 11 yr. old girl is upset her mother is traveling along w/her sister & their mother w/very sick terminal child t...
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A common problem with caring for the elderly is a torn fingernail. I would think this would be a no-brainer, but a vi...
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TheMadManApr 12, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
A nursing home I visit started a spring "planting program" which went over very well. The residents were provided wit...
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ireneoApr 05, 2013
caregiver222Apr 04, 2013
ireneoApr 04, 2013
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One of my pals that I help out is an 81 year old woman who can hardly walk. Let's call her Samantha, an African-Ameri...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
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It's been nine months since I cared for my father. It seems like yesterday sometimes....and other times it seems like...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
TuckamoreFeb 01, 2011
Shannon196573Dec 12, 2010
loveprilDec 08, 2010
BilCinNov 10, 2010
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Hello Fellow Caregivers, Recent discussions have left me wondering what you see as your largest challenge. Being a...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
caregiver222May 03, 2012
garrettandelsasmomMay 02, 2012
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I am going to get a lot of flak on this, but I have hired aides (and fired thirty-eight of them over a four year peop...
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TheMadManApr 02, 2013
ceadMay 11, 2012
TuckamoreMay 18, 2011
JaybayMay 25, 2010
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Yesterday after the funeral service we followed the hearse to lay the shell that carried my father's soul and spirit ...
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caregiver222Mar 25, 2013
ireneoMar 22, 2013
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I have a question but also I must elaborate on the circumstances present in this post. I live in the state of Wiscons...
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My husband had two severe bouts with rheumatic fever as a child. He is 68 years old and has recently been diagnosed ...
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My 83 year old mother was recently diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis.Already had ascites drained several times.S...
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ireneoMar 01, 2013
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ireneoFeb 21, 2013
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Any comments on the pro's and con's of state appointed guardianship? An update: my mom accused us of all kinds of ...
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caregiver222Feb 15, 2013
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In a disaster cell lines become overloaded, as can landlines. Another good reason to evacuate. It is best to have bo...
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