Voices of Care

10 Questions to Ask When Starting New Medication

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Alifia Waliji-Banglawala, Pharm.D.

Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but we must learn how they can best be used in our own bodies. This article lists 10 questions you (and your designated primary caregiver) should ask before starting any new medication. ...

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4 Tips for Caregivers of Someone with a Serious Illness

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Judy Driscoll

Caregiving is my 24/7 job and it can be exhausting. It requires a lot of work, patience, and assistance. In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, I’d like to share four tips to help others who are caring for someone with a serious illness. ...

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My Life in the Balance

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Barrie Levine

During the two tough years of my husband’s illness, I lost my balance. Every consideration in my life was laser-focused on his well-being. I never doubted the vital importance of my full-time role as a caregiver; in fact, I considered it a gift to accompany my husband as I always had in our marriage, this time (sadly) on the journey to the end of his life. He would have done exactly the same for me. In his acceptance of me as his caregiver, I felt his ultimate trust in me as his life's partner. ...

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3 Tips for the Caregiver of Someone with Dementia

Posted on November 22, 2016 by Susan Haas, LICSW, ACHP-SW

Caring for a loved one with dementia presents a host of challenges for the caregiver. Over time, the demands of 24/7 care become harder for the caregiver of the person with dementia. Here are three ways that caregivers can care for themselves. ...

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