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Connected care – the multiple sclerosis sufferer’s perspective on what they want from new technologies and innovations in health

I called to see my friend Jane recently having heard that she had been quite unwell, Jane suffers with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis that can flare at any time, she has been diagnosed since her early thirties and has progressively seen a deterioration in her health in the last few years, she is [...]

2018-09-06T16:21:50+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Multiple Sclerosis|0 Comments

It’s Time to Reclassify Schizophrenia

Those of us who have family members diagnosed with schizophrenia know that this is a brain illness and not a behavioral disorder. We know this because we’ve already tried everything we’re told to do and nothing helps. Except meds. Meds can help. Meds don’t manage behaviors, though. Meds can help the underlying brain [...]

2018-09-06T13:36:51+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Schizophrenia|0 Comments

When the Caregiver Needs Care

We’re all superheroes, aren’t we? At least that’s what we think. Our loved ones rely on us for so much, and we do what we need to because we love them. We don’t mind that we have to care for them because we understand that their pain is far worse than anything we [...]

2018-09-06T13:41:02+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Schizophrenia|0 Comments

What Is Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)?

Perhaps you’ve heard of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), or perhaps you have no idea what it is. This blog entry will give you an overview of what AOT is and what it isn’t. There is so much misinformation out there that I feel clarification is in order. Also, I want to state that [...]

2018-09-06T16:33:20+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Schizophrenia|0 Comments

When Psychosis Results in Holes in the Walls

Many people who experience psychosis experience anxiety and anger so severe that they strike out at walls, doors, and furniture. This is not the same thing as being a danger to themselves or a danger to others. It can become a dangerous situation if it’s not handled well by family or others in [...]

2018-09-06T16:40:05+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Schizophrenia|0 Comments

In home health care Home Healthcare? Alzheimer’s Assisted Living? Or a Memory Care Facility?

With Alzheimer's disease, loved ones can feel like they are walking a tightrope. Sometimes you need help to restore balance. Loss, marginalization, and disorientation: a person with with Alzheimer's disease is forced to live with these feelings daily. And, as caregivers know, the disease  - in turn - affects the whole family environment. [...]

2018-09-06T10:24:26+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Alzheimer's|0 Comments