Monthly Archives February 2020

Millions of Americans and their families know the journey of the ‘long goodbye’

KARE 11’s Karla Hult is one of them. Only, she prefers to describe Alzheimer’s disease as a series of “so many goodbyes… each one of them, heartbreaking.” MINNEAPOLIS — She sits in front of the man who raised her, served as her role model and supported her throughout life’s most challenging moments. And she misses him. Millions of Americans and their families know the journey of the “long goodbye.” KARE 11’s Karla Hult is one of them. Only, Karla prefers to describe Alzheimer’s disease as a series of “so many goodbyes… each one of them, heartbreaking.” Karla and her family
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Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers

— They need special types of help due to the unique challenges by Nursing@Simmons February 2, 2020 Being a primary caregiver for a family member who lives in a different city or state can feel like a full-time job, complete with its own set of stressors and related emotions. “I think caregivers can be disappointed at times,” said Vicki Williford, a chronic care nurse in Greensboro, North Carolina. “The home health nurse comes and goes, and [the caregiver] still has another 23 hours to go.” That’s 23 more hours to make sure the care recipient has taken medication, avoided falls, eaten healthy meals, and
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