May 2016

The Promise of Technology for Family Caregivers

by M Celine Takatsuno.

“There is not one feeling I have all the time. I get frustrated when he’s in his super slow-mode; I am worried about pneumonia when he gets a cough; I am happy when he’s joking around; and I am stressed out when dealing with his dozen or so medications. There are a lot of emotions…

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Family Caregivers: Working at Home, Working at Work

by M Celine Takatsuno.

Thursday: doctor’s appointment, work, work, work, fight about money (medical bills), collapse, try to recover. That is how Patty and Nate spent the day they participated in the Atlas of Caregiving Pilot Study. College sweethearts who have been together for more than a dozen years, Patty and Nate are both in their 30s, and contending…

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Atlas of Caregiving Pilot Study: What We’ve Learned

by Rajiv Mehta.

“I should show this report to my children so they would have a better idea of all that I do. But, even then, I don’t know if they would really understand.” Ida, a nurse and health coach, and her husband Ian, a retired law professional, enjoyed an active life up until 2010 when Ian was…

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Behind the Scenes with the Atlas of Caregiving: Roni Zeiger, Smart Patients

by M Celine Takatsuno.

“It’s not just about the doctor — there is so much other stuff to do. And sometimes, you feel alone or overwhelmed and you need to just talk to people” – Participant, Atlas of Caregiving Care Map Workshops, February 2016 It’s often said that the majority of the ‘care’ in ‘healthcare’ is provided at home,…

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