“My mom has moved in with us about a year ago and I feel like I’m out of control of my mind and body – my daily tasks are harder to focus on, I’ve gained weight, and I’m grouchy all of the time! The only major change that can identify is that my sleep has been greatly interrupted because I have been so worried having her here. Could this do it? Sandra from Marietta, GA

Thank you so much for your question! The brief answer is, yes! Lack of sleep in small doses can cause increased difficulties in completing tasks, concentration, unsafe actions, and poor […]

“My uncle takes a fistful of medications every day. I don’t think he even knows what he takes, why he takes it, or if it is even effective. Help!” – Belinda from Stockbridge, GA

Unfortunately, your statement is not unique for many families that contact our company. Polypharmacy is defined as “the simultaneous use of multiple drugs by a single patient, for one or […]

“My mom became CRAZY a few days ago – sloppy appearance (she would never be seen without her makeup), cursing (which is not typically her), and was extremely confused (even though she has only shown brief “slips” in her memory). I was shocked to learn it was all from a urinary tract infection. Is this normal?” Robert from Duluth, GA

Thank you so much for your question! I am sorry to hear of mom’s sharp deterioration of condition – but grateful you were able to get a proper diagnosis and, […]

3/22/2013 Q: I have feelings of guilt every day that I should be a better caregiver. I keep asking “why?” questions from “why did this happen” to “why can’t I be more patient”. I go round and round with no answers. Is this normal? Louise H., Woodstock, GA

A: Many caregivers experience “caregiver guilt” so in a way it is normal in that it is not unusual at all. Your feelings are appropriate for you and there are […]

3/11/2013 Q: I am exhausted and overwhelmed from being a fulltime caregiver for my father and resent not having any time for myself. Is there anything I can do to make things better? Carolyn P., Lawrenceville, GA

A: It is very important to put plans in place to ease your stress, anxiety, and even anger at all the responsibilities of being the primary caregiver.  You recognize you […]