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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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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Step 1. How SAAD* are you?

  Step 1 is finding out what causes stress and recognizing how that stressor affects you emotionally. Has stress increased for you during the COVID-19 Pandemic?  What is worse? Share your thoughts and I may be able to make some suggestions, that’s what I’m here for.  Please give me a specific example, for instance “As a caregiver, it is very stressful when…” Some people […]

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