Keeping the romance alive when your caregiver is your partner
posted on December 31, 2009 - 1:19am
According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million Americans care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability or old age.
Caregivers assist people with neuromuscular disease in accomplishing many tasks of daily living. From eating to grooming, dressing to transferring, traveling to sleeping, and more, caregivers truly make life fully possible.
Families face complicated health care decisions when coping with a child’s neuromuscular disease, and the best course of action isn’t always clear. Often, the child’s doctors are in uncharted territory too.
Now, MDA is trying to provide a road map through this confusing, emotional time by offering families and physicians enhanced “palliative care” services for the children it serves.