Isn’t everyone who is born to take care of their loved one? Last week, when I published my blog relating to Joan Lundem relating to how hard it was to find her way to care for her mom, it’s pretty much how many feel overwhelmed. I remember my family trying to care for my grandma with Alzheimer’s. She was a fall risk.
You may experience a sense of uselessness, anxiety, and a challenging time making decisions, and it is difficult to make decisions. You are not able to separate decision-making from family members.
Whenever you can, have a medical professional instead jump in. Sometimes you may not have what it takes to do it.
I was reading the Joan Lundem said in an interview on A.A.R.P bulletin March/April/2021 said well when she mentions that when one gets pregnant the women have nine months to prep. When your family member gets an unexpected diagnosis, overnight your its turns upside down.
My grandma lived with us she helped my mom raise us, but when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we bounce off the wall to figure out how to protect here, avoid or prevent wandering off.’
When you have professional assistance you go back to be a visiting family member, our agency offers a range of medical professionals to assisted families.
Our home care professionals assist with making and escorting appointments, vital signs, and all daily living activities or personals hygiene. We relived your daily workload so you can prepare yourself for the road ahead.
For the longest time, I also have been telling my clients and their families avoid to be sent to the hospital, stay away from hospitals at all costs. I call a hospital a germ house, not to say that hospitals aren’t clean or disinfected, they are. When you reach a certain age, say 65 or older there is a bigger chance of hospital readmissions.
When your discharge paper is assigned no one tells you the huddles and hardship that come after discharge. April A.A.R.P bulletin to read more about hospital readmission, the article crunches some very heavy numbers., they also share many precautions and few websites such as medicare.gov/hospitalcompare; qualitycheck.org; leapfroggroup.org, do your homework. For even more detailed information go to acep.org/geda.
When you talk to others about how you were scammed, you will hear their stories, I also have mine. In 2007 as I was looking for a job I was scammed $300.00 that I had in my bank account and the account was closed. As I spoke with the branch manager she makes me feel like was all my fault, and never mention to me to go to the police for a police report.
A.A.R.P. bulletin publishes a list of websites to help us prevent from being a scam. www.OlderAdultNestEgg.com; www.InformedDelivery.usps.com; www.EverSafe.com or www.Idshield.com; www.DoNotCall.gov; www.TinEye.com; www.EverSafe.com; www.Checkr.com or www.IntelliCorp.net and www.GoodHire.com and www.ProtonMail.com; www.Tutanota.com and www.Mailfence.com.
Those emails protect you from email monitoring, mail management, hire a professional to check pictures, all those are a mixture of services and needs. Pick what best fits you.
Admitting that you are in therapy can put you on the spot as well as make you feel guilty. It’s still a very taboo subject, where most don’t want to be admitted, and for some, they don’t want to open the Pandora box.
After Covid-19, many of us started realizing that it’s okay not to be okay. Therefore therapy starts to open up. The tricky part is when seniors start using or try to reach out for professional therapist help. As a senior, you do have most of your life figure out, but you still some areas where you could use some help.
Therapy should be as easy as when you talk to your primary doctor about high blood pressure or your medication, and therapy sections should be explored to have some things that you can talk about, clear your thoughts, and give you tools to help.
Read the full article at A.A.R.P. org/bulletin.
What we have learn from Covid-19 pandemic, first family matters mote than we realize, many of us zoom and face time more than we thought was possible; second the adage ‘ age is just a number’ has a new meaning, experience has a new word for; third we befriend technology, and there is no going back, zoom meting and TeleHealth are here to stay; fourth papering is healthy self-care its a-okay, bubble bath or skin care its a-okay; fifty work is anywhere now a shift that bodes well for older Americans; sixty have a stash ready for the next crisis; seventh we will gather again but very carefully; eighth our trust on one another has frayed, but it can be slowly restore; ninth loneliness hurts health more than we thought; tenth when your world gets small, nature lets you live large; eleventh we have unleashed a revolution in medicine; twelfth for some, hard times bring opportunity.
To read full article go to A.A.R.P.org/bulletin.
I always say that it is very important to know where you are financially, when you are a couple, one has the crunch numbers more develop, others don’t. If something happens to your spouse as he/she passes away the other half will be lost. It happens one too many times, couples need to share passwords, logins, type(s) of accounts, every little detail you and your loved one may judge unimportant. So out clients lockout.
It so happens that if you don’t share this kind of information with your spouse, the person in charge of the money in your household, may be suffering from some sort of mental illness, and sometimes they pass away faster them anyone could organize their affairs.
There is a need to share this information, secure location as well as another trusted person.
On January/18/2021 I wrote about a drug from the pharmaceutical Eli Lilly testing a new drug for
Alzheimer’s patients, the study was performed with a small group of patients for a very short period of time.
Still give patients with Alzheimer’s and their families hope. We all know that more needs to be done, and more studies need to be performed, however, these study really brings good news for many.
The study, of course, isolated the patients and those patients have to fit the profile for the study along with many questions to be answered but is great news.
That success will be carrying a lot of weight especially because there was nothing like for a very long time.
Please reread our blog Good News For Alzheimer’s Patients @ www.HealthCareNewYork.net/blog and the New York Times Alzheimer’s Shows Promise in Small Trial at Nytimes.com
I just read Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s report on Covid-19 and the brain. “At least half of People who recover from Covid-19 suffer neurological symptoms for months after”.
Dr. Gupta, in this article, touches on a subject that a few Covid-19 patients have been reporting on: symptoms like anxiety, depression, hallucinations, temporary brain dysfunction, severe headaches, brain inflammation, bleeds and clots, and nerve damage in both young and old patients.
After Covid, will these patients suffer long-term mental health? What is the extended or permanent damage?
Like many questions, these are still being studied through research, and followed-up with those patients that report those symptoms; maybe we need to wait a long time to know those answers.
To learn more about the article, check out the AARP magazine for January/2021. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a medical adviser from CNN. To learn more about posts and blogs, visit: https://www.healthcarenewyork.net/blog/
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• Michael E. Porter, Ph.D.
Despite many waves of debate and piecemeal reforms, the U.S. health care system remains largely the same as it was decades ago. We have seen no convincing approach to changing the unsustainable trajectory of the system, much less to offset the rising costs of an aging population and new medical advances. Today there is a new openness to changing a system that all agree is broken. What we need now is a clear national strategy that sets forth a comprehensive vision for the kind of health care system we want to achieve and a path for getting there. The central . . .