There was an entire panel discussion about caregiving and the important role caregivers play at theUsAgainstAlzheimer’s National Alzheimer’s Summit in Washington D.C., which Lakelyn Hogan attended as Home Instead Senior Care’s Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate to learn more about the current state of Alzheimer’s and caregiving. Here is more review from her visit:
Multiple sclerosis (commonly abbreviated to MS) is a chronic, progressive disorder that affects the nerves in the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the central nervous system. MS is an autoimmune disease, wherein the body’s immune system attacks its own central nervous system. MS gradually destroys nerve cells’ ability to control muscle movement and brain function. The effects can range from minor tingling in the hands and feet to abnormal muscle fatigue, tremors, slurred speech, impaired vision and even paralysis.
Today, there are more senior care options than ever before. Gone are the days when an institution-like nursing home was the only alternative to families taking care of their loved one at home. While having more options is a benefit, it can be also overwhelming and confusing.