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Hey community. My name is Britney and I am 27 years old. 3 years ago my mother moved out of the house...More
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Hey community. My name is Britney and I am 27 years old. 3 years ago my mother moved out of the house...More
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appetite stimulant
Posted by lajelo1964

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Hi i'm new to this community. My mother was recently placed in a nursing home due to a possible secondary stroke. She is now refusing meals and they are suggesting intubation feeding. does anybody know of anything else to stimulate appetite.
  • appetite stimulant
  • natural stimulatn
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New to group - needing support
Hi I have just found this group and am grateful to have a place to come to. I moved home to live with my...More
Posted by erinj833
late-stage alzheimers & obesity
We've been caring for my MIL for about 4 months now in our home. Previously she'd been at a nursing facility...More
Posted by jdwwrd10
multivitamins and protein shakes
I was wondering if you give an older patient who is not eating properly a protein shake (such as ensure)...More
Posted by brendams2
Need some Advice - PLEASE
Hello: I don't know where to start. My mother is quite ill at the moment. She was diagnosed with...More
Posted by klsmedtrans
Caregiver of husband with COPD and asthma
NEED HELP/ADVICE/ANYTHING: I am married to a very kind loving man who puts me first even with his COPD....More
Posted by dailymeditation
What are my rights as a caregiver who`s patient is...
Hello~ I began caring for elderly neighbor quite by accident-just helping her after her cousin passed.It...More
Posted by Anon_233834

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Do caregivers have any legal rights when client has gone to nursing home and they have been sole person in their life for few years?
  • Yes but you must prove the above to be true.
  • Ask an attorney.
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My husband is in mid-stage alzheimer disease and so far I have cared for him in our home. One big problem I am...More
Posted by cherios
have been married for 27 yrs my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in feb 2010 and in 2011 it came back...More
Posted by denisecg
Hip fracture
I take care of a 93 year old senior who fell yesterday and I am needing information about to not feel guilty (...More
Posted by Supriti
Stroke recovery
My husband suffered a stroke 3 weeks ago today, he is home and doing pretty good now but still needs some...More
Posted by emerson2011
I was studying WebMD RA and came across an article on help for caregivers and now I cant locate it. Any help...More
Posted by An_188413
Benefits of air mattress as compared to foam mattr...
My neighbor asked me to find out about the benefits of air and foam mattresses and the pros and cons of each....More
Posted by slyounts
Mom has Alzheimer's and having TIA strokes
My Mom is in Assisted Living now, and has mid-stage Alzheimer's. She just had her 2nd (that we know of ) TIA...More
Posted by jlarc
can i receive payment for being a caregiver while ...
i've been receiving ssi for over 15 yrs for mental and physical reasons. my mother had a stroke almost 3 yrs...More
Posted by An_188412
the forgotten caregiver and mental illness
I see many supports for those who have family with Autism or Alz or strokes /diabetes.Everyone...More
I am the youngest of 5 kids and has had the honor ...
I am the youngest of 5, all of my sisters and one brother have left me with this responsibility for 8 years...More
Posted by An_188411
New Diagnosis
Hi, I am a 30 year old mother of a five year old boy. Who just found out that my mother has Alzheimer's. I...More
Posted by Ljenn1981
Taking care of Father in law
My father in law moved in with my husband and I over eight months ago now. We moved him in because he is...More
Posted by An_188409
Dads strokes
My dad just turned 70 he has had 3 strokes since November, each one takes a little more from him. The...More
Posted by SuzersN
lupus and medicine
My sis in law just got diagnosed with lupus and she has kidney failure on the right side. Can she take...More
Posted by An_188408
not eating
What causes a person to quit eating?
Posted by An_188407
New Study - Women More Likely to Lose Sleep When C...
From caring for infants to caring for a mature loved one, women are more likely than men to give...More
Family member abandons treatment - embraces cancer...
Ouch. I can't find anywhere online for people to turn when facing this problem. The wisdom of forum...More
Posted by PerplexedPhilly
Where to go? How to help?
I'm not sure where to post this, please let me know if it isn't. I'm posting on behalf of my mom, who is...More
Posted by An_188406
You Are Invited - Cookie Swap 2010
Don't Let Santa Think You're A Rookie, Practice Now To Bake You're Best Cookie When - This...More
Communicating & Connecting as Alzheimer's Advances
Hello Community Members, Do you struggle trying to communicate and connect with your loved one...More

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