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.
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.
As a caregiver, it is important to give ourselves a push every once in a while. It’s great for us and the patient. Here are some tips which literally take a few minutes out of your schedule but go a long way in maintaining caregiver sanity.
During Men’s Health Month, let us look at the condition of a young, male, spousal caregiver of Intersex patients. While the intersex patient is recommended pscyhosocial counseling and treatment, the same is not even thought of for the male caregiver. Instead, there is a complex web of secrecy and privacy surrounding the male caregiver threatening the health of the patient-caregiver.
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.
A recent survey for the first time gives us a remarkable insight into the previously hidden world of young, male, spouse caregivers, and contrary to the well established and pervasive stereotype of the elderly female caregiver, we find within the data the existence of a rarely recognised and seldomly supported minority caregiving group, the young to middle-aged, male, spousal caregiver, a minority within a minority.
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?