Jill’s mother was living a full life with Parkinson’s disease for 20 years, until she recently developed much worse symptoms, including dementia. She began seeing a memory care specialist and was prescribed medication, but that seemed to make her dementia worse. She also started showing signs of serious gastrointestinal distress,
By Jonah McKeown Denver, Colo., Dec 22, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- When John O’Brien was in high school, his father, while only in his forties, was admitted to an assisted living facility because of Pick’s disease, a rare disorder similar to Alzheimer’s. “I spent many nights of my high
By Erin Schurenberg Inspired by caregiver Karen Mason, Patti Alderson founded the “Caring Like Karen” awards in 2012, with six categories of honor, each recognizing an outstanding caregiver who emulates the love and patience Mason showed in her lifetime. Mason came to care for Alderson’s elderly mother after losing her
By Lisa Biedenbach For The Catholic Telegraph When couples vow “I do” on their wedding day, they probably don’t think long about the phrase “in sickness and in health.” For most couples, the commitment to stick by a spouse “in sickness” often doesn’t kick in until late in a marriage.