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My grandmother recently had her leg amputated and came home to my mom's house where she now lives. My Mom has vowed never to put her in a nursing home but I am concerned. more

Jan 22, 2018 10:52 AM Carenotes

I believe that my parents, who have different stages of Alzheimer's, should be allowed to  "participate" in anything that involves their care as well as any and all family conferences in their regard. Unfortunately, more

Jan 12, 2018 11:09 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

How can I help eliminate frequent night time bathroom visits for a 94-year-old woman? more

Jan 5, 2018 1:55 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My greatest fear is dying before my husband and father. Both are in diapers; one is tube fed and quadriplegic and the other is bedridden also. If I have an accident, who will know it? more

Dec 28, 2017 2:59 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My mother is in a rapid decline with dementia, as well as other health issues. She is unable to be alone for any time period. more

Dec 21, 2017 10:52 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

Would love to see information about only children who are caregivers with no help and no money. I lost my RN job because of Mom’s illness. It’s really sad and I am so tired, so worn out. more

Dec 8, 2017 9:59 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

The biggest concern I have is that I worry that if  my 78-year-old mother falls and I won't be able to pick her up off the floor. more

Dec 1, 2017 11:36 AM Carenotes

Christmas is coming and I am not looking forward to it.  I love my family but I am so drained and tired from caring for my sick mother that I just want to get away by myself. more

Nov 27, 2017 12:50 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

What is the best and most effective way of dealing with questions and concerns asked repeatedly and constantly.  Tips to learn patience in listening and repeatedly answering same question. more

Nov 17, 2017 3:37 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My 95-year-old mother-in-law is burning a lot of what she cooks and we are afraid she will catch the house on fire. She loves to cook. more

Nov 10, 2017 2:43 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My dad will soon to be 93.  He has congestive heart failure and an aneurysm in the aorta. He is frail after having some serious falls in the last eight months, including passing out for several hours in his kitchen. more

Nov 3, 2017 4:31 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

I work as a Home Care Caregiver. My job is fulfilling. When I come home from work, the caregiving continues as I also care for both of my parents who are 95 and 94. more

Oct 27, 2017 12:49 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

Hello I will be retiring in June 2018 and will be 65 at that time.  My husband is currently on my insurance plan.  We are trying to determine if he should start his medicare during open enrollment more

Oct 23, 2017 12:15 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

My father was diagnosed with cancer. He spent two months in a hospital and one week in rehab to be able to walk again. I live across town, so he mainly depends on my mother and brother to be his caregivers. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:10 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

It has been very hard to accept that my Girlfriend of 19 years to have cancer. At times I do not support her or even ask her how she is and notices that she is very clingy to me and I don't know why. more

Oct 6, 2017 2:22 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

I have a 25 year old son who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar and lives in State College PA.  How do I help him find social services available to him? more

Oct 3, 2017 8:25 AM Carenotes

I care for my husband who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's.  I love my husband dearly but he no longer knows me nor can we have the wonderful conversations we used to have.  It gets very very lonely. more

Sep 25, 2017 12:00 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

I care for my husband who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's.  I love my husband dearly but he no longer knows me nor can we have the wonderful conversations we used to have.  It gets very very lonely. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:00 AM Carenotes 3 Comments

Two years ago I had a stroke and my wife is my primary caregiver. I am more concerned about her than I am about me, as she has become increasingly depressed and nothing seems to help her out of that depression. more

Sep 11, 2017 12:00 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

I am a co-facilitator of a local Alzheimer's support group.  The trouble I am having is that the caregivers are dealing with various stages of the disease and some have already lost their loved ones. more

Sep 4, 2017 2:00 AM Carenotes 6 Comments