Thyroid cancer is on the rise and occurs in people of all ages, though women over 40 are statistically stricken with it more than men or other age groups.
The typical in home caregiver is a middle-aged woman, which means that the typical in home caregiver is likely experiencing some aspect of menopause.
“Think of exercise as an extra dose of insulin,” she said. “It’s an alternate way to lower blood sugar naturally.”
While many senior care and caregiving issues are the same for heterosexual couple and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (or LGBT) couples, sometimes there are significant legal, financial and personal differences for LGBT caregivers.
National Memory Screening Day takes place during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and is aimed at early detection and intervention of memory problems.
Mrs. Peterson’s role as family caregiver is officially being recognized and honored by Homewatch CareGivers and the National Family Caregivers Association, who have named her the National Family Caregiver of the Year.