“In a new study, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health provide insight into physician moral distress, a condition correlated with burnout and depression. The researchers report that about four of 10 doctors caring for older adult patients who require a surrogate decision-maker experienced moral distress…”
Read more here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200225101314.htm
“Being a caregiver for the elderly is an honour but it can get tricky when they refuse to accept help if they feel it compromises their dignity, pride and privacy. In such situations, making decisions for them regarding their lifestyle can become a hurdle. Maintaining personal hygiene and carrying out daily routines become difficult by the day along with their increased nutritional needs. And if they have physical limitations, they would require even more care and assistance.
Here are some things to keep in mind to make your loved ones feel more comfortable and safe while you assist them… “
“Andrea Kline, whose mother, as well as her aunt and uncle, had Alzheimer’s disease, just turned 71 and lives in Boynton Beach, Fla. She’s a retired registered nurse who teaches yoga to seniors at community centers and assisted-living facilities.
“I worry about dementia incessantly: Every little thing that goes wrong, I’m convinced it’s the beginning,” she told me….”
“Being stuck in the middle between aging parents and young adults can be financially draining as you try to care for both, while trying to focus on meeting your own needs and goals.
Parents want the best for their children and many will help them with expenses such a groceries, food and rent. Ideally, that shouldn’t continue forever. The earlier you set boundaries and provide them with the tools they for financial independence, the better off you both will be.
“Alzheimer’s Has an Estimated 10-15 Year Life Expectancy.
The Power of Attorney that a person signs while they are still competent must last and flow with an ever-changing legal and societal environment. They must be so thorough as to attempt to address every possible scenario that might arise both now and in the future. “