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CAREGIVING IN THE CYCLE OF LIFE
OUR COVER STORY – Former first lady Rosalynn Carter was a caregiver and believed that family caregiving is a cycle of life that touches everyone. In our story, four people, each at a different point on the cycle, share their care stories from the heart, offering words of wisdom and points of caution. As you read, consider your journey on the Cycle of Caregiving. Where are you? Are you prepared?
The Stages of a Family Caregiver Career
Family caregivers of older adults undergo fairly predictable stages in their caregiving careers. Each stage brings different challenges and requires different kinds of help for both the care receiver and family caregiver.
Improve Your Health with Tai Chi
In home care, a question I often get is how to care for someone with Alzheimer’s who asks the same questions over and over again. To better understand and manage what’s going on, it helps to first know a bit on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It’s a progressive disease, where brain cells deteriorate and eventually a person can’t make sense of the world. When short term memory is affected, it can lead to repetitive behaviors, like stating or asking about the same things over and over.
From a Patient's Point of View
There are three estate planning documents that every competent adult living in the State of Hawai‘i should have. Of course, “competency” can be an elusive quality, but once a Hawai‘i resident has turned 18, the law of our State presumes that person to be competent. So if you have children or grandchildren getting ready to leave Hawai‘i for college in the fall — or even
if they are staying in the Islands for the indefinite future — and if they are at least 18 years of age, they should have in place a durable power of attorney, an advance health care directive, and a HIPAA authorization.
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