Amy Goyer shares results of AARP & United Hospital Fund report on stressed & depressed caregivers caring for those w/cognitive & behavioral health conditions.
Family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with cognitive and behavioral health conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and  depression, face particularly demanding challenges, according to a new report from AARP and the United Hospital Fund.
Amy Goyer Lives fathers Day every day with Dad who has Alzheimers.
I don't usually leave Daddy for long. But this time a series of work commitments - and a high school reunion - means I'll stay away from home for 19 days. Although my sister Linda is going to be with Daddy for most of that time, it's still very hard to leave knowing he may change a great deal while I'm away, and that he will probably feel less safe and secure without my presence. He doesn't always know I am his daughter, but on a deep, basic level he knows me. While my head knows I'm doing the sensible thing, my heart is twisted in sadness.
Amy Goyer shares the ways she gets her Dad to eat when Alzheimer's interferes & emphasizes healthy foods.
When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to call Dad the "human garbage disposal" because he was happy to finish off anything we had left on our plates.
Senior Living Facility
Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy about an employee in an independent living facility in California who refused to do CPR on a resident, citing company policy forbidding her to do so. The resident later died, sparking many questions about types of facilities, the kind or "level" of care provided and their policies. Several investigations have been launched as a result of the incident. The facility at first said the employee followed policy, but later released a statement saying, "The incident resulted from a complete misunderstanding of our practice with regards to emergency medical care for our residents."
Lego Mindstorm dog robot
Calling all grandparents! My first day at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has proven to be pretty overwhelming but also totally exciting! The most fun I had today was checking out some of the cool tech items geared for kids. There are literally hundreds of toys, learning tools, games and other entertainment for kids on exhibition here. As I went through the exhibit hall, here are just a few items I loved in a variety of price ranges - perhaps the next gift for your grands?!
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