All posts for the month August, 2011

Family Caregiver Tips: To Help you Find Balance In Your Life

Stay True to Yourself Keep Your Friendships Thriving Keep Your Body Moving Keep the Brain Active Learn About Alternate Resources to Aide in Caregiving Consolidate Important Papers Complete an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) Give Copies of Your AHCD to Family Members & Doctors Eat Well Plan for a Crisis Communicate With and Cherish Family [...]

How do I persuade my parent that he/she needs help?

• When your parent says “I don’t need any help” try gently pointing out that they no longer pursue the activities they enjoy like playing bridge, going shopping, choosing library books, etc. Then tell them how much more pleasant life would be with some help so that they could stay in their home and maintain [...]

Pain in Your Feet? Try These Proven Techniques for Soothing Them

Birgitta Rice, MS, RPh, CHES Dec 25, 2008 This article was originally published in Diabetes Health in February, 2008. One of the more common and early complications of diabetes is nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms are tingling, pain or numbness in the legs and feet, sometimes in arms and hands. The nerve endings seem [...]