Moving a parent in to your home can have many benefits. The same goes for caregiver that move-in with their loved-one but remember there is likely going to be a point where it may cause fatigue, stress, heartache and more expense than if they had a senior living apartment and care that came to them. These are especially true should it get to the point when your home has to go through a remodel for safety accommodations, says Alisha Duvall MSW/MFT.Read More
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The Caregiver - Dealing with Parkinson's-related issues
Over the years as the disease progresses, caregivers stand witness to the destruction of their loved ones body and mind as the symptoms worsened. Once a loving gaze now replaced by often-blank expression resulting from rigid facial muscles. A good day now is a shuffling gait but often your lives "frozen" in place much like their inability to ambulate. The silence interrupted by the occasional welcomed hushed voice. Parkinson's-related issues are vast. A struggle managing the constipation exacerbated by the sleep disturbances also complicate a caregivers ability to manage their loved ones condition on their own.
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