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Autoimmune diseases, Caregivers, Healthy Aging, Immune disorders, Palliative and end-of-life care

Posts (538)

2 days ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@jakedduck1 So, were the meals just out of this world, stupendously good? And, did you wash all the dishes and clean up?

2 days ago · Handling Ups and Downs in Marriage and other relationships in Depression & Anxiety

@kw1904861 Please let me know how you’re doing. Did you find and go to a safe place? I’m concerned about you

2 days ago · Dementia and Independence in Caregivers

@coloradogirl I just had another thought. Your MIL says she doesn’t want to pay for some rides or taxis, so maybe you could set up a plan in advance with the taxi service. You pay the company for 3 round trip rides (or how many you want) per week and then make up some ‘professional’ looking coupons for her to give to the driver. It might make her feel more independent. Lots of other good suggestions here! Let me know what you do. Becky

2 days ago · Protecting patient from getting infections from me & others in Caregivers

I’m so happy to hear that everything has gone well so far @raanderson ! Just make sure everyone gets a flu shot!

2 days ago · Cancer Survivor anxiety & depression support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

I’m responding even though I don’t have cancer. I had a sudden onset of an autoimmune disease that the doctors here knew nothing about. It has definitely changed my life! But this group has helped me so much. I can whine and complain and ask for help and no one minds. And, thru all my experiences “in the system” I can help others, too.

3 days ago · Dementia and Independence in Caregivers

I fixed it! I meant Lyft not Lufthansa! These auto corrections!

4 days ago · Dementia and Independence in Caregivers

@coloradogirl Such difficult decisions you all have to make! Several ideas come to mind. Is there a transportation service in your town? Can you work with a taxi/Uber/Lyft to have the same person who takes her also bring her home? Maybe one driver would be willing to work out an agreement with you. Also, have your MIL wear a medic alert bracelet (or something she might like) with your address and phone number on it. Dementia is such a hard thing to work with. I’m sure you’ve had many difficult conversations with her. Your husband has said to let her try going alone—what are his plans if she doesn’t return?

4 days ago · My dad has a mass on bladder and kidney not functioning in Cancer

@formydad I hope all has been going well for your dad (and you and your mother). Has you Dad been tolerating the chemotherapy ok? I know the surgery is coming up (or already happened), so how is everyone doing? Anything you want members to help you with. Tell your dad that we’re all giving cyber hugs!