The symptoms of grief people feel for a loved one facing a life-limiting illness fluctuate over time, a new study found – suggesting that individuals can adjust to their emotional pain, but also revealing factors that can make pre-loss grief more severe.
A team of researchers studying COVID-19 patients and caregivers has compiled guidebooks based on their findings that could help others through their COVID journey.
People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown.
As more patients recovered from COVID-19 are discharged from stressed ICUs, they face multiple problems brought on by the pandemic.
The coronavirus has driven us indoors and separated us from coworkers, friends and loved ones. That’s nothing really new for Sara Loftus, a geography doctoral student who is studying how to build an online community. See what motivated her to pursue a career in digital caregiving.
Through a $4.3 million grant, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will become a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities and their caregivers.
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges for 5M+ Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The recent upending of traditional caregiving resources and structures, across home, adult day services, residential and assisted living facilities and nursing homes, has created new challenges for caregivers. Data from the Alzheimer’s Association indicates 48% of nursing home residents are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and among older adults in residential care settings, including assisted living, 42% or more have some form of dementia. Still others receive community-based services, including 32% of individuals using home health services and 31% using adult day services.
The Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer free care and support for families through 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) staffed by clinical experts, while local support groups are now being offered via virtual channels for the foreseeable future. Experts including Harry Johns, president