A Peek Into the World of a Client with Aphasia

Our language is one of the biggest reasons why humans are special. Without language, the world would...

It’s Never “Just Lighting” in the Care of Alzheimer’s Patients

Most people usually take a room's lighting for granted. They switch lights on and off for comfort, l...

Challenges and Tips When Caring for The Elderly Who Are Showing Possible Signs of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease that is especially unfavorable to older adults who have the greatest risk ...

How to Protect Cancer Patients from Colds and Flu

Cancer is a scary word. Often, “the Big C” is incurable, and the journey toward prolonging and impro...

The Unique Challenges Faced by Caregivers of Patients with Parkinson's

Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by the lack of dopamine, a chemical messenger that transmits sign...

Maximizing Independence at Home for Clients with Early Stage Dementia

How important to you is your Independence? How important is it to be able to do what you want, when ...

Caregiver: A Cancer Patient's Lifeline

Did you know that the word cancer came from the Greek word meaning “crab”? Cancerous tumors have swo...

Understanding How Immobility Impacts Health

Humans have to move their bodies to be healthy. Lack of body movement opens a host of problems for i...

When Dementia Patients “Misbehave”

Every caregiver who helps a patient with dementia dreads the episodes of unexpected defiance and ang...

Alzheimer’s Disease: What the Facts Mean to the Caregiver

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes difficulties with memory, thinking, problem-so...

Pneumonia in the Elderly: What Caregivers Need to Know

What is pneumonia? ...

Caregiver Lessons: Behavior Changes in Clients and What They Could Mean

While on the job, caregivers will care for clients with many different health conditions, and as car...

Tips for Caregivers of Patients with Heart Disease

For many people, the heart is believed to be at the center of life itself. When someone is excited o...

Helping a Patient Who is Receiving Radiation Therapy

Cancer is a major healthcare problem in the US. With more than 1.8 million new estimated cases in 20...

Zika Virus: FAQs

Suddenly Zika virus is making big headlines and all healthcare providers should pay attention. This ...

7 Challenges of Caring for Patients Who Are Locked in a Paralyzed Body

Paralysis is a loss of function, sensation, and control of a body part. It is often the result of st...

Caregiver Lessons: Behavior Changes in Clients and What They Could Mean

While on the job, caregivers will care for clients with many different health conditions, and as car...

Understanding and Dealing with Behavior and Personality Changes in Alzheimer’s Patients

In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain cells start to die. Since the cells do not replenish, the brain be...

Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Struggle with These Unique Challenges

Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is an all-encompassing medical condition. It affects every ...

A Caregiver’s Guide to Recognizing Wandering and Sundowning in a Dementia Patient

Caregivers may find themselves caring for a patient with dementia or Alzheimer's disease in the leng...

Alzheimer's: A Glimpse into the Communication Challenges and Some Practical Ways to Connect

No amount of words can describe the feeling of living with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. Ther...

Caring for a Patient with Hearing Loss

Working as a caregiver you will care for patients with different conditions, among which may be hear...

Alert! Danger Signs in Patients You Need to Report Immediately!

Caregivers serve as the healthcare team’s eyes and ears when it comes to patient care, as they stay ...

Stroke and the Caregiver's Role

Stroke, what is it and how does it affect the United States? How can the caregiver recognize the sig...

The Needs of Post-Stroke Patients

Each year, more than 795,000 people in the US experience a stroke. After stroke, patients often have...

How to Make a Positive Impact on a Patient with Diabetes

In 2015, 30.3 million people in the US had diabetes—9.4% of the total population. In people aged 65 ...

The Negative Effects of Chemotherapy that Caregivers Need to Know

Caring for a cancer patient is a challenging journey. Cancer patients can undergo many different tre...

Compassion: How to Keep It Going

Have you ever stopped in your tracks and wondered if you’ve started caring less if a patient gets be...

What to Do When Cancer and Infection Team Up

Cancer, also called malignancy or malignant tumor, is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancerous tumors ...

Proper Hygiene Goes a Long Way to Promote Health and Prevent Diseases

Proper hygiene and cleanliness are basic requirements for good health. Even as kids, we were taught ...

Diabetes and the Havoc It Wreaks on the Body

About 30 million lives in the US are affected by diabetes—roughly more than 9% of the entire populat...

Tips on Caring for Patients Undergoing Regular Dialysis

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than 661,000...

Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis: How Caregivers Can Prepare

After Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common progressive neurological diso...

Stimulating Activities for Patients with Dementia

The physical and cognitive changes brought about by dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, can make ...

Daily Care Tips for the Patient with Alzheimer’s

Every day, 15 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. help Alzheimer’s patients with daily activities....

Staying Focused When Your Client Gets Confused

Confusion can be a manifestation of many disorders and medical conditions, yet caregivers overlook i...

Helping Post-Stroke Patients on Their Way to Recovery

Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Currently, it is the leading cause of long-term ...

Alzheimer's: A Glimpse into the Communication Challenges and Some Practical Ways to Connect

No amount of words can describe the feeling of living with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. Ther...

How to Prevent Skin Problems Related to Incontinence

Skin problems that arise from incontinence are a big problem. For caregivers, this is a cause for co...

Seeing Nothing: Caring for the Visually Impaired

To most people, waking up each morning means seeing everything around you again; your family, the vi...

Running Errands for Older Patients During This Pandemic

Older people are especially at risk of contracting Covid-19 because they usually have underlying med...

Caring for Heroes Without Capes

We call them heroes. Veterans guard the lines so that we can sleep in peace at night. They risk thei...

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Signs of Infection to Save a Life

Infection in patients is a serious problem, especially if they get it while receiving medical care. ...