Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:00 Written by Candice Winterboer
If you’re new to the world of dementia and Alzheimer’s care, you may be wondering what a typical day is like through the eyes of those suffering from either of these neurodegenerative diseases.
Caregiving for a loved one is a full-time commitment. This reality is nothing new, but sometimes, it may seem completely all-consuming and you may find yourself feeling completely overwhelmed or ‘stuck’. This is a natural feeling and will most likely happen more than once along your caregiving journey.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:00 Written by Candice Winterboer
When a loved one falls ill, whether they are a parent, sibling or your life partner, communication becomes vital to managing both their illness and your relationship.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00 Written by Candice Winterboer
2017 saw Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, turn his attention to the fight against Alzheimer’s in a big way. He believes that with enough research, a better understanding of the disease, early detection, better use of data and increased availability to clinical trials, there is a fighting chance Alzheimer’s can be managed and held in-check the way many other chronic diseases are.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00 Written by Candice Winterboer
Dressing time for those with Parkinson’s can present its fair share of challenges. Depending on the stage of the disease and the time of day, a Parkinson’s sufferer will require some form of assistance when it comes to both bathing and dressing.