This blog is dedicated to caring and caregiving. We are a forum for a broad spectrum of issues concerning physical and emotional health, aging, medical care, and spiritual well-being. Discussions are welcome for all topics that involve caring and caregiving.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Beyond Dementia Caregiving
With this post I introduce a necessary change in the purpose
and goals for the Caregiver Chronicles blog. We began this project to focus on
Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias and have been gratified to see the
participation and comments of many people dealing with these diseases either as
patients or their caregivers.
We also wanted to introduce you to my book about caregiver
burnout: "Dementia Diary, A Caregivers Journal." This has been very
successful and continues to provide support to dementia caregivers worldwide. It
may still be purchased by clicking on any of the links on the right.
The change we are reporting today is both timely and
appropriate. It is one that many of our friends have asked for. Until now, discussions
have focused on caregiver burnout, treatment developments, research for
prevention or cures, and similar topics. We've been told that these have
offered valuable hope and knowledge to readers.
Articles on these topics, of course, will continue to be welcome.
However, we are expanding our mission. Readers will have
already noticed articles about aging and the elderly, Medicare and so-called entitlements,
funeral pre-need planning, long term care insurance, and other topics only
loosely related to our original purpose. These have been well received.
So, from now on, all topics of caring and caregiving, issues
concerning physical and emotional health, medical care, and spiritual
well-being, or anything of deep concern to you as a caregiver or care receiver,
will be highlighted in these posts.