When one spouse must add the role of being a caregiver to a parent or other elder family member the impact on the spousal relationship can be very difficult. Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran caregiver addresses this concern.
Many experts say words of reassurance become very helpful to reduce the anxiety the person feels. Recently on social media, one daughter shared her use of a whiteboard. The board listed key items to help reduce the anxiety felt by the individual.
We usually think of pain as something associated with illness or aging. Often we experience more pain as we get older. This woman suffers no pain and researchers are now studying how they have just the gene mutation as a future treatment for pain.