I’m happy to preview the first chapter of my book, “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story” which is now available. If you like what you read here, you can purchase the book in paperback or for e-readers. PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW ON YOUR PREFERRED PURCHASE PLATFORM. Chapter one walks the reader through the day I… Read more
In this video edition of Office Hours, The Practical Prof®, Dr. Santo D. Marabella, talks with author and friend, Kyle Ruffin, about her role as a caregiver for her mother and her book, In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story. Watch Now.
Caregiver support groups looking for tools to jumpstart conversations can now use the “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver” discussion guide to discuss topics relevant to anyone on a caregiving journey. “In Stroke’s Shadow” brings caregiver issues to the surface and opens the door to finding solutions, inner-peace and the courage to indulge in self care.
I had my own experience with nursing home abuse. I may not have known it at the time, but the more I learned, the happier I am that I took action. Learn what you need to about nursing home abuse from nursinghomeabuse.org. Education and action are all we have when it comes to protecting the people we love.
This unique program was created to provide respite and joy for #caregivers and their loved ones. Their in-person and online programs are free to families with loved ones suffering from #Dementia and #Alzheimers. Online options make this program accessible no matter where you are. ARTZ Philadelphia also offers training to organizations and facilities that want… Read more
Behind every stroke survivor is host of caregivers picking up the pieces. Without caregivers, there would be no trips to the doctor or attention to meds, or managing the personal business that the patient can no longer deal with.
Dr. Stephen Goldfine of Samaritan Life-Enhancing Care explains how Palliative Care can take some of the burden off of family caregivers. Often referred to as Comfort Care, Palliative Care goes beyond treating a disease. The purpose is to help patients and families set and meet their personal goals of care.
Aphasia may be new to some thanks to Bruce Willis going public with his diagnosis. But many stroke sufferers and their caregivers know it well. I knew it well. I got a crash course in aphasia after Mommy’s first stroke.