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Mental Health

More than 23 million adults Americans, close to 10 percent, have limiting mental functioning, including learning and intellectual disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of Dementia.
Some are young or middle aged but most of the nearly eight million people with with Dementia are older adults. Many will be effectively disenfranchised.

Misunderstanding about cognitive decline does not disqualifies you from voting (which we address in the previous blog) I probably have mention that I used have a neighbor who’s brother at aged 45 as diagnose with Alzheimer’s, and his doctors told him that he more likely has being dialing with offset signs from the his last ten years. If an individual does not get test soon as possible, therefore the diagnose become old people disease. Offset of mental health is quick clear to spat, however no one wants to address the situation, for fear and wanted to distress the family member and loved one.

Everyone Should Vote

Nowadays, everything is highly charged and politicized. However, this blog is far from that, and its indented it to shred a lite for those that are now dealing with any mental health issues.

I came across an article about mechanical engineering born 99 years ago in Siberia, who always thought vote is the highest honor a citizen can give to its country.

Although he suffers from Dementia, he has the right to vote. A family member in case of those who are still living home or a home health care aides if that’s not the case, they can assist the mental health challenge individual in being accomplished that.

Incapacity to follow a recipe and cook dinner doesn’t mean incapacity to vote. If you have a family member living at home or in a medical facility and they express interested in voting, you should help them.

Nytimes.com Having Dementia Doesn’t mean you can’t vote.

Telecommuting

As we all go through the pandemic, many things have and will change. One very important change is how we work; many companies won’t any longer have the office space. Making their employees work from home.

Five reasons for that changes are: Company’s wants see the healthier your, more production, less time off to go to the doctor; Corporations will retain only the employees with experienced for theirs own success; Part-time remote work offers great flexibility for all; Friendly remote job-market may explode; Employees and employers stand to save.

I loved the idea of working from home; however, I am a home health care agency; therefore, I am still dueling with how I can have a job-fair in my two bedrooms apartment, be saved, and make the prospect employees comfortable in being in my house. How will I have an unexpected conference call with the cleaning lady turning on the vacuum?

Read the full article at A.A.R.P bulletin. June/2020

TeleHealth Moment Arrives

TeleHealth starts to be a wonderful option for times like we are crossing with Covid-19 and quarantine. But TeleHealth won’t work without reliable internet service. I read an article at A.A.R.P. bulletin relating to internet services for rural Americans, where the nearest Walmart is 200 miles away and the closest airport is around 100 miles.

Rural Americans will have to wait longer to use TeleHealth. How’s a country with so many choices to pick from leaves their most needy and vulnerable population without basic services?

How do you make a case and convince the telephone and fiber optics companies to come together in favor of their own customers?

The chances are that rural Americans won’t enjoy or participate in TeleHealth for at least 25 years from now.

Many get up to speed; many lack access. For more on TeleHealth, visit aarp.org/health/condition-treatments/.

Hiring Medical Professionals

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about hiring a medical professional instead of calling for the lovely neighbor. Hire an aide that is experienced with cancer to assist a patient going for chemotherapy. When you disclose that your loved one is suffering from mental health issues, we are going to deploy an aide that has experience with that line of care and assistance with medication. We’ll escort to the treatment they need.

A home health care aide is an important part of the care plan, which is based on the aide’s observation, notes, and reports to the registered nurse. Things that a lovely neighbor won’t be able to accomplish.

Hiring a medical professional that can address your own needs is the best thing you can do. You should surround yourself with someone that will advocate for your needs.

Talking About Alzheimer’s

A well-known fact about Alzheimer’s disease: one may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, however, the signs and symptoms were there way before its diagnosis. I recall a neighbor’s brother that had his diagnosis at age 45. His doctor explained to the family that the disorder was there 10 years prior to that first visit and testing.

Now bio-markers started to develop new, more accurate blood testing so one can have a better and more detailed diagnosis. Biological markers can oversee that there is an overproduction of proteins beta-amyloid and tau, which can translate to brain malfunctioning.

Today Alzheimer’s disease testing is based on symptoms, patients, and family’s accounts, as well as memory testing to eliminate other diseases. For early stages, there is a big association with aging, making diagnosis very difficult if not impossible.

For more information, click on gene.com.

It’s Crazy

One Summer morning, my patient and I came to blows, was not the first time, neither it was the least; this time was like always related to a corn that the patient’s foot and I for the last 2 years have been expressing my concern. My patient is a quadriplegic, therefore things like that are important since the quadriplegic does not fell or can prevent things from happening or could later become a bigger problem.

And these person is a mastermind in mind games, manipulations, and lies. And that’s why I am trying to make sense of all. It’s crazy how much lies and manipulation the person tells and applies. And that’s why many of us who live with a person like that kind second guest their own rational thoughts.

My patient is nothing short from be compare by me as Dirty John; there were a lot of lies, manipulation, mary go around, badmouthing, and so on. So when you try to tell some else about what you go through on a daily basis, no one would believe because they act so nice, and yet the character is beyond flaw. They actually go above and beyond to destroy you any way they can, including and not limited to trying to destroy your self steam.

The Science of Life is Science

Renown and acclaimed retiree actor Alan Alda is trying to say so. After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he is podcasting Clear + Vivid, a very important conversation.

Science. Science defines our lives, our bodies, our mental and physical health. For a police officer is evidence; for a doctor is DNA; for a layperson, it runs in the family.

By opening up the conversation to make reachable, science will become more approachable.

Alan Alda and doctors alike want that families be around the diner table and talk about science. Everything can be explained with scientific proved and trace.

It’s not an easy job. However, it has to be done, and some have to start.

His passion transforms, and he now shares with anyone that listens to. Read to complete article on A.A.R.P.org and to listen to the podcast Clear + Vivid head to AlanAlda.com

Assisting Your Parents to Staying Home

Most of us will be dealing with our parents downsizing, or stay put. I have being seen for the last few years families unsure and reluctant on sell or assisted their parents to downsizing. Families are instead building an adobe either on the garage or next to their own home.

I have been creating new spaces for aging in place since 2005 when I started working with clients in their own homes that became my motivation to assisted my clients and patients aged in place or transition to hospice.

You will need to do a little researched to find what your state permits, as well as paperwork needs, to assisted you with the Adus (accessory dwelling units).
Read more about at AARP.org.

Taking Care of The Family Members and Loved Ones

Often times, our clients turn to us because the neighbor fails to disclose changes that have been occurring with your family member or loved one.

Many think that mom or dad does not need professional help because the house is clean; their parents are not losing weight; therefore, meals are being cooked, meds are being taken.

And again and again, the scenario is far from the truth. The lovely neighbor is lovely as well as a great person. However, they are not trained, physically, or mentally prepare for the changes and challenges of aged parents.

The benefits of having home health care are how professionals they can be. We train home health care aides to mentally challenge clients as well as the physical demands. Without the proper train, neighbors will not be able to communicate with doctors or monitor vital signs, be mindful of healthy meals. Always look for professional’s home health care aides.