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Family Caregiver - Part 1 - Caring For Elderly Disabled With Parkinson's
I have been caring for my disabled elderly husband who has Parkinson's Disease for 12 years. He has been a wheelchair patient for six years. As sole family caregiver I have had to find ways to do things that work. This is the story of how we cope.
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Family Caregiver, Part 2 - Parkinson's Care, Reality Sets In
Parkinson's Disease breaks down communication of the brain to the nerve endings that control movement. There is a more technical description, but that's the gist of it. Untreated Parkinson's can be like total paralysis. Even with Parkinson's care, the patient can have symptoms like freezing in place, or not being able to swallow or speak. Not every Parkinson's patient has the same symptoms.
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Family Caregiver - Part 3 - Patient Aids - What You'll Need and Where to Get It
In order to care for the patient in the home you must have the necessary equipment or you will wear yourself out. Having things handy saves time and steps to chase for it. Doing everyday things are made easier with the proper equipment. What do you need, where will you find it? This list is only a starting point.
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Family Caregiver - Part 4 - Caring For Disabled Elderly Daily Living Tips
Simple items can make daily caregiving easier. Here are a few of my time savers.
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Family Caregiver - Part 5 - Caring For Disabled Elderly - More Daily Living Tips
More time saving tips to make caregiving a little easier. You never know when a little suggestion can come in handy. Maybe you'll find one here you can use.
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Family Caregiver - Part 6 - Traveling With Elderly Disabled Wheelchair Patient
Traveling with a wheelchair patient takes advance planning. Even short trips require having on hand things that may be needed on short notice.
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Family Caregiver - Part 7 - Toileting the Wheelchair Patient at Home
My husband uses a catheter only on road trips, not around the house. He is generally continent, generally. I keep an ear pealed for his call and hope I get him to wherever he needs to be to answer nature's call.
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Family Caregiver - Part 8 - Exercise and Elderly Wheelchair Patients
When you sit at your computer for hours, you know how it feels to need to get up and stretch. Imagine sitting in a wheelchair all day long.
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