It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Caregivers Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-07-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dry Ridge Ky.
Posts: 2
CKinmon HB User
Question is this neglecting my mom??

I've been caring for my mom since March 2008 after a stroke. Her memory is not great as well as other limitations, so I work fulltime at my job and caring for mom. She doesn't get out much and her days are spent watching t.v. and napping. What can I do to help her. She has lost interest in everything!!

 
Old 07-11-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ, United States
Posts: 1,471
caringsister54 HB Usercaringsister54 HB Usercaringsister54 HB Usercaringsister54 HB Usercaringsister54 HB User
Re: is this neglecting my mom??

You can look in your town for any senior centers or day care centers for adults they plan activities and trips that she may participate in.

You also need to set up a therapy session so she gains back as much of her mobility and such.

Depression from stroke is from that part of the brain affected by the stroke. Until new paths are created -- talk with a doctor about the depression she is suffering from.

Also, have her get involved in some sort of volunteer activity. If she can do things like make sandwiches, dish food out, deliver food with Meals on Wheels

Or spend time reading to children in the library and such.

You may need to do the volunteerism in the beginning but then she'll probably do it when you aren't. Call your local church and see what's available as well.

Caring

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
HNS take my child!! Sue Tranter Children's Health 5 12-31-2006 02:19 PM
Boyfriend never calls during the day.... Ms_ENV27 Relationship Health 10 07-28-2006 09:37 AM
Q's about Attachment Parenting Gayle0000 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 59 06-27-2006 05:46 PM
Daughter Home A Week ~ Need Help Evaluating Progress goody2shuz Bipolar Disorder 12 03-18-2006 12:15 PM
Saving My Marriage-Married Couples Input Please boxgirl73 Relationship Health 174 01-04-2006 04:23 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Phoenix (5), ibake&pray (3), Titchou (2), Seraph (2), Sandy Caregiver (2), mesilla (1), Kszan (1), Basswife (1), cryingforever (1), flipfleury (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1167), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (899), Titchou (836), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:04 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!