Monthly Archives: September 2013

Caregiver Support Group

I went to the local Council on Aging this week for the first time to attend a Caregiver support group.  It was interesting.  My husband went with me and we were much younger than all the other attendees.  Most of … Continue reading

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Chiropractic?

Well, at the suggestion of a pain clinic Acupuncturist, I am going to take a chance and go for a consultation on Monday to a local Chiropractor.  This is a big step, as my father was an old-school physician and … Continue reading

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The Patient Dental Hygienist

I have signed up Mother with a local dentist now, so I don’t have to drive her  50 miles for an appointment.  The new office is very nice and they were kind to her.  However, the Hygienist struggled with my … Continue reading

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Caregiver No-Show

I got a call yesterday just as I was leaving the house for an appointment.  Mother’s caregiver asked if I might be able to find someone else to come the next morning because she wanted to go to church with … Continue reading

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Alternatives for Pain Management

So, what do you think of the less mainstream options for managing pain?  I was looking through some brochures from the local Council on Aging and found two that got me thinking. One was for a pain management clinic that … Continue reading

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Hospital Bed

Mother’s doctor prescribed a hospital bed when I was asking how to find the best mattress to alleviate her pain.  It arrived 4 days ago, and the second morning she woke up with a smile on her face and in … Continue reading

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Mornings are Tough

For an elderly person with chronic pain, it seems the mornings are the worst.  At least for my elderly person.  I get up at 6:00 am to wake my mother and give her the first Tylenols of the day.  If it … Continue reading

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