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ireneoApr 05, 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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By Tuckamore Blank
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
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BilCinNov 10, 2010
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By Tuckamore Blank
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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By caregiver222 Blank
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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By Tuckamore Blank
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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By callie27 Blank
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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By DELORESANN Blank
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
caregiver222Feb 28, 2013
ireneoFeb 28, 2013
caregiver222Feb 27, 2013
ireneoFeb 21, 2013
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By ireneo Blank
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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By caregiver222 Blank
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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By caregiver222 Blank
There is a small non-profit hobby website that you can find if you search "wheelchair engineers". They don't sell any...
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ireneoJan 25, 2013
GardeniaDreamsJan 25, 2013
ireneoSep 05, 2012
caregiver222Sep 04, 2012
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By ireneo Blank
This is a bit difficult to describe so please bear with me. My mother has some personality issues, has always been co...
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caregiver222Jan 22, 2013
caregiver222Aug 29, 2012
caregiver222Aug 29, 2012
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caregiver222May 23, 2012
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There are a few things to consider when visiting a severely debilitated friend or relative in a nursing home. (1) ...
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By caregiver222 Blank
I have been involved in teaching the computer to disabled and elderly seniors. Computers are available in many nurs...
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By caregiver222 Blank
Both Medicaid and Medicare patients are entitled to physical therapy. Medicaid limits this to 25 visits per year. Me...
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caregiver222Aug 27, 2008
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The problem of incontinence.
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ireneoNov 14, 2012
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margypopsNov 11, 2012
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By Traveller50 Blank
Is it ok for a Mentally Handicapped man in his 20s to wear shorts during the summer, if he is not potty trained? Me...
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caregiver222Nov 11, 2012
ireneoNov 10, 2012
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Why do I suddenly see prisms which come suddenly and go suddenly
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Sankar40Oct 17, 2012
rita324May 25, 2010
JaybayApr 21, 2010
Rimi30Apr 12, 2010
TuckamoreApr 09, 2010
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By Rimi30 Blank
Hi My mother-in-law has been diagonised with CBGD. My father-in-law is taking care of her right now. She is mroe o...
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caregiver222Oct 15, 2012
ireneoOct 15, 2012
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It's been a difficult 4+ years since my Dad died and we've been trying to take care of my mom (now 84). She's always ...
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