Monday, July 30, 2012

Not Knowing Can Make You Crazy

Lack of knowledge across a wide range of caregiving issues can make you crazy.

And remember, the definition of crazy, at least here, is doing things or thinking thoughts that are out of the norm for you and that can be detrimental to you life.

Learning about Medicare or Medicaid, how to deal with the dementia-inspired flights of fancy your care recipient takes or how to turn someone in a hospital bed can help you feel more in control.

However those topics are not the focus of this blog. This is about how you can take care of yourself.

So, here's what you need to do: Simply go online and enter the condition your care recipient experiences (ex. Alzheimer's) a + sign and the word associations.  Ex. Alzheimer's+Associations

You'll see lots of resources providing the condition-specific knowledge you need.

Also, go to fcacares.org and caregiver.com for two of the best caregiver-focused websites.

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