Young caregivers have their heart in the right place but too often are victims of people or systems much bigger than them. With age comes wisdom and knowledge of how the world works and one understands that even as a caregiver one has rights. How to be a good caregiver and protect yourself at the same time.
October 26 is intersex awareness day. What is intersex? Here is the medical definition of being intersex. What is the legal definition of intersex? Regardless of our race, color, birth, gender, caste, religion, sexual orientation, we all have to deal with the laws. Depending on each person’s circumstances, to provide a “complete life”, one needs to understand […]
A guest post by a fellow spouse caregiver. Educating and spreading awareness. There is one day in my life that I will never forget: the day that my wife received a mesothelioma diagnosis from her doctor. The date was November 21st in 2005, and on that particular day, I became the caregiver for someone who […]
November is national caregiver month and it is important for each family caregiver to speak up. It helps them, their patient and other fellow family caregivers to learn and share from each other.
Is there any medical data or scientific basis to do sex reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy on an intersex patient during a marriage? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Intersex or Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome is a traumatic genetic condition for the patient. It is a rare medical condition. It is even more rare to have a spouse as a caregiver of an intersex person and therefore very scant data is available. Here are 8 ways you can help as a caregiver your loved one, an intersex patient, to get through their medical condition.
Imagine a different medical condition like Alzheimer’s. While there is no known cure, the best cure is to rejoice the moments there are. There is a lot of information and resources and support groups for caregivers of Alzheimer’s. The inclusive approach makes the experience so much better both for the caregivers and the patients. Isn’t truth the best way for all caregiver-patient relationships regardless of the medical condition?
Caregivers of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) are an underserved group. They are a minority within a minority. Often as with other minority issues, resources are hard to find. For Caregivers of AIS, this is a double whammy as they are a minority within a minority. Given the unique situation of AIS, the relationship of the caregiver […]