Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3 am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her nightgown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.
Professionals regularly exposed to the traumatic experiences of the people they service, such as healthcare, emergency and community service workers, are particularly susceptible to developing Compassion Fatigue. This can impact standards of patient care, relationships with colleagues, or lead to more serious mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression.”
More often than not when a child is diagnosed with special needs, parents will naturally become “helicopter or lawnmower parents” i.e. hovering over their children all the time or helping their children to overcome any problem all the time without the children getting the benefits of dealing with any problem on their own. They become bodyguards of their children when they are out in the open, catching them before they fall and praising them without any actual effort.
Vitamin D deficiency is when your body does not have enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to your body for many reasons:
- It helps the body absorb two important minerals—calcium and phosphorus.
- It plays a role in bone health.
- It may help to prevent some diseases, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
- It plays a role in muscle function, including heart function.
Learning disabilities can affect children from time to time and as young as 4-5 years old. While some learning disabilities can be attributed to variations in development, parents and educators should look out for consistent patterns of learning difficulties in children.
The current pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is spreading at an unprecedented rate globally. Pregnant women and their foetus are a high-risk group during outbreaks of infectious disease. Study shows that pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 seen at a hospital are less likely to suffer fever or muscle pain, but if they develop serious illness, they are more likely than non-pregnant women with COVID-19 to require intensive care.
Technological advances present a more convenient alternative for many facets of our daily life, some of which can make a real difference in taking some burden off the caregiver and keeping persons with dementia more comfortable and safe.