Mom feels isolated

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother has been missing church services which is her primary community. She volunteers as a greeter so it’s been difficult not having that sense of community and she is feeling isolated. She’s not technically savvy but a few friends have called. All her regular outings (errands, shopping) has stopped…....

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Is it safe to have home health aides?

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother was admitted to the hospital. She was delirious and was tested for Covid 19. She was negative but tests showed that she suffered a Transient Stroke. She is feeling better but she does have some lingering effects such as slurred speech and has difficulty remembering words. Unfortunately, she…...

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Mom wants to stay at her own place during the shut-down

A new member question from Ask the Doctor. A member wrote to Dr. Warren: My mother lives about 45 minutes away. She isin good health but is hard of hearing. With the shut-down I have beenvisiting her and bringing her food and her medicines. To make iteasier for all of us, I have invited her to stay with me and myfamily. We have a…...

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Step 2. 10 minutes a day to take care of yourself

  You are at your best as a caregiver when you are in great shape mentally and emotionally. This starts with taking care of yourself. My last post Step 1: How SAAD* are you? was a request to start by “checking in” on your emotional health. Physical problems such as headache, upset stomach and fatigue are sometimes the body’s way of expressing stress. Confusion...

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