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Pain

Physical suffering or discomfort.
  • The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions to prevent and relieve painful muscle cramps associated with Parkinson’s.
  • Becoming the primary caregiver for a spouse in chronic pain goes beyond what might be easily imaginable. It poses challenges that are difficult to meet or endure. Asking for help, staying social, keeping a great sense of humor are just a few of the many valuable suggestions AgingCare shares among their community. Accept that you are not alone and seek support, information and resources to take care of yourself while caring for the one you love.
  • Chronic pain can last for years and is hard to treat. Understanding the mind-body connection can help people cope with chronic pain.
  • Pain is one of the most complex symptoms to treat. Sufferers aren’t always able to pinpoint exactly where they hurt, making the diagnosis and treatment tricky. But pain shouldn't keep your elderly loved one from enjoying activities they enjoy.
  • Does pain cause depression, or does depression cause pain? Many research studies have been conducted to analyze the connection.
  • There are ways to make a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviate the physical pain that comes at the end of life. Discomfort can come from a variety of problems, but you and a hospice care provider can help manage the pain of your dying loved one.
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  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.
  • These strategies can be used to help plan final arrangements for yourself and your loved ones. Frank discussions about funeral planning are wise to have at any age. Don't put it off until it is too late.
  • Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to provide support during this delicate time.
  • Planning a funeral involves making decisions about a loved one’s legacy while under considerable emotional stress. Understanding what must be taken care of and making arrangements in advance can expedite the process and minimize costs.
  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.
  • When deciding on the hospice program that is right for you, ensure the goal of end-of-life care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.
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