INDEX OF TOP 50 CAREGIVER ISSUES

View up to 20 articles in each of the most critical personal concerns

1. ABUSE AND VIOLENCE

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger. 

2. ADVICE AND SUGGESTIONS

Articles are specifically selected to help family caregivers deal with issues not normally discussed. These articles often will provide unique suggestions how to deal with the difficult and non-sensible issues that can confront family caregivers. 

3. AGE RELATED DECLINE

Articles are specifically selected to help family caregivers deal with issues not normally discussed. These articles often will provide unique suggestions how to deal with the difficult and non-sensible issues that can confront family caregivers.

4. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

A group of cognitive and psychological symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of progressive dementia and is often the most severe of all diseases affecting caregivers.

5. ANGER

During the course of the caregiving experience family caregivers find themselves confronted by an abusive patient whose conduct is harmful or discouraging. Such incidents add pressure and can quickly trigger caregiver anger.

6. ANXIETY AND STRESS

Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. If threatened the body's defenses kick into the high gear in a rapid, automatic process. Caregivers often experience both stress and anxiety due to duties.       

7. ASSISTED LIVING

ALF: A residential setting with varied levels of services providing assistance with activities of daily living. Includes Hospice a form of paliliative care for terminally ill patients.  Also includes, nursing homes, disease specific, etc. 

8. BURNOUT

Family caregivers are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. Many feel powerless to change their situation and ignore their emotional, physical and financial difficulties. Don't do it!        

9. CARE DECISIONS

Decisions regarding a patient's care plan based on living environment, health diagnosis, and current and future needs. Experts believe that care in improved and an increased quality of life is established when a plan is clearly planned.

10. CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Emotional support and guidance provided for families, partners and other caregivers who are providing care for another adult. Many caregivers, totally fatiqued and isolated critically need the help and support of others.

11. CAREGIVING 
Providing companionship, support and or assistance with activities of daily living to another adult with physical, cognitive, or psychological needs. The numbers of caregivers in the US is growing exponentially currently in the US.

12. COGNITIVE DECLINE 
Joints become stiffer, arteries harden, and the brain isn't as supple as it used to be. Cognitive decline is among the normal processes of aging. It can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment.

13. DEMENTIA 
Dementia is an umbrella term for conditions involving cognitive impairment with symptoms that include memory loss, personality changes, and issues with language, communication, and thinking. Generally affects mental ability.

14. DISCOURAGEMENT AND DEPRESSION

Fatigue and loneliness are usually the first two personal issues for a family caregiver. Both are difficult to manage, but in combination form a major obstacle for caregivers seeking to adjust to new physical work and being alone.

15. DIABETES  
Diabetes meillitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make your internal functioning.

16. DIET AND NUTRITION
The sum of food and nutrients consumed by a person. Diet and nutrition food and beverages provide the energy and nutrients you need to improve health, manage disease, and reduce the risk of disease and manage your health

17. END-OF-LIFE

There is so much to do and so many decisions relate to dying. The material in this category concentrates on those notions and suggestions that will ease pain and soften the eventual blow. Preparation is a necessary concept.

18. EXERCISE
Physical activity that maintains or improves health and fitness. Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Affects growth, development, and retard aging.

19. FAMILY CAREGIVER
An individual who provides assistance with activities of daily living to a family member or friend. Is anyone who well provides any type of physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one in a residential setting.

20. FATIGUE

Fatigue and loneliness are usually the first two personal issues for a family caregiver. Both are difficult to manage, but in combination form a major obstacle for caregivers seeking to adjust to new physical work and being alone. 

21. FRUSTRATIONS

This category deals with difficult issues. There are stories and concepts presented to help family caregivers find a way out of the dilemmas they are facing. The material is intended to move caregivers attitudes to hope and happiness.

22. GERIATRIC DOCTORS
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.

23. GRIEF ISSUES

The deep sorrow, especially caused by death. It may be identified by misery, sadness, anguish, pain, distress, agony, torment, suffering, etc. Family caregivers often face such an eventuality you can find help.

24. GUILT

Fatigue and loneliness are usually the first two personal issues for a family caregiver. Both are difficult to manage, but in combination form a major obstacle for caregivers seeking to adjust to new physical work and being all alone.

25. HAPPINESS

The articles and concepts in this category are selected to help family caregivers find joy. They are chosen to help caregivers avoid unhappiness. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. These articles may help.

26. HEALTHY AGING

The natural process of aging in which healthy lifestyle choices lead to better physical, cognitive, and mental health in older adults. People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many live active and healthy lives.

27. HEART DISEASE

Plaque buildup in the artery walls that narrows and/or blocks blood vessels and can lead to a heart attack. CAD occurs when blood vessels can't carry enough blood to your heart. Generally refers to narrowed/blocked heart.

28. HOPE

A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Because of the unexpected responsibilities and the expectations of others, caregivers often experience a loss of hope and experience acute frustration.

29. IN-HOME CARE

Care that allows a person with a need for support or assistance to stay in the home. Home care is classified into two categories, home health care and non-medical in-home care. Normaily home care is a paid service.

30. LONELINESS

Fatigue and loneliness are usually the first two personal issues for a family caregiver. Both are difficult to manage, but in combination form a major obstacle for caregivers to adjust to new duties and being alone.

31. LOST LOVE

These articles are intended to help caregivers avoid losing love and affection for their patients. Recent research indicates that is a rapidly increasing problem. These articles should help stabilize family caregivers' affection.

32. MEDICAL CARE

Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a person's physical health. Caregivers need to be on their guard because there can be overlooked costs due to our inscrutably expensive healthcare system.

34. MEDICARE
Medicare is the federal health insurance for people who are 65 or older, younger people with disabilities, people with End-Stage Renal Disease kidney failure). Includes Part A (hospital), Part B (Medical), Part D Drugs.

35. MEDICATION
Prescription and over the counter drugs used to treat illness or maintain health.unities. Includes the helpful coordination of the selection, administration, and monitoring of drug therapy to optimize needed patient care.

36. MENTAL HEALTH

The psychological and emotional well being of an individual. It is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level.

37. MOBILITY
The ability to move or be moved freely and easily and the ability to move between different levels in society or even employment. Being able to control your balance, muscle movements and bladder to improve quality of life.

38. NEW TO CAREGIVING

Content on this title indicated as helpful to those people that are new to the role of caregiving. It is hard, caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are on call 24/7 caring for someone with problems.

39. PARENTS

Content on this title indicated as related to the subject of a person's mother or father. A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child. One that begets offspring.

40. PAYING FOR HEALTHCARE

These articles indicated are helpful to determining methods to pay for ongoing care needs. Health care is paid for by the government programs, paid by public insurance companies and by families responsible for patient.

41. PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE

Recommendations are provided to help family caregivers find ways to obtain needed physical aid to reduce or eliminate the over-whelming care giving assignment and provide hope and outlook to duties.

42. RELATIONSHIPS

The way in which two or more people behave toward, and deal with each other. Often spoken of in terms of romantic or sexual friendship between two people. Articles herein indicate relationships take many turns.

43. SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Something a person or group does to fulfill physical, social, and/or intellectual needs. There are many organizations and agencies with programs and activities to provide caregivers avenues to new energy.

44. SENIOR HEALTH
Getting older can bring senior health challenges. People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave of disease as you age. 

45. SKILLED NURSING FACILITY
A professional nursing home for patients of all ages; Licensed healthcare residences for individuals who require a higher level of medical care than can be provided in an assisted living facility. Be sure and check references.

46. SPOUSE

These articles are related to the subject of a person's marital relationship. More specifically, a husband or wife, considered in relation to their partner. Marital issues can become enormous if not handled properly.

47. THERAPY
Therapy is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is usually synonymous with treatment. Talking with a therapist can help deal with thoughts, behaviors, stresses.

48. THINGS THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU

Though seldom planned, life as a family caregiver provides many unexpected problems and questions and often answers are difficult to come by. This category introduces some of those surprises, issues and episodes.

49. TREATMENT AND HEALTH
Medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury. Can be a session of medical care by a medical professional qualified to do so. It may include physical activities such as physical therapy, dental, or mental. 

50. WORKING CAREGIVERS

Recent research indicates 20% of full-time and part-time family caregivers are still employed. Adding to that number are caregivers who have other daily complications. Managing care giving is complicated for them.

51. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (VA, Medicare, Medicaid, General)

Several federally funded programs that provide health insurance and other benefits for qualifying individuals with medical needs, low-income and little to no assets. Eligibility and benefit distribution widely varies.

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