Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks. When […]

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Obsessive compulsive disorder-...

“An individual looking as normal as person can be, has an ordinary simple job and lives an ordinary life. But when it comes to having meals this individual has rules; the fork has to be on the right and spoon on the left straight, salt always on the right side of the plate, food has […]

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Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching. Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally […]

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Do you think you have Obsessiv...

The cleaning and/or washing type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common type among other types. Here the individual engages in cleaning or washing rituals and it can be directed towards self or the environment. In the cleaning/washing type the obsession, there is fear of contamination. Fear that the individual would get ‘dirty’ or […]

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Causes of Obsession Compulsion...

Around 2.3% of the population from the ages 18- 54 suffer from Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The mental disorder is characterized by obsessions are repetitive ideas and thoughts that are unwanted and distressing and Compulsions that are ritualistic actions carried out to deal with obsessions. Individuals with obsessions and/or compulsions; Face great distress and anxiety, […]

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Unbroken Faith

UnbrokenShe died of dementia, two years ago diagnosed with advanced dementia. She refused to have food and liquid, when she reached a certain stage of dementia. She might have realized that there is no point in living. They reach certain point on dementia, when they no longer recognize their loved ones which make it difficult to feed them or have food themselves.

The last two years, I still remember she was not sure if I was her mother. She never used to speak more than the occasional ‘Yes’ or ‘no’. She was hardly able to walk, or feed herself. She was dependent but it was difficult to handle her. Her smile was awesome; I guess that something which reminded me that she still loves me.

They still enjoy simple pleasures – even share affection with loved ones. Yes, they are no longer the same kind of person they once were, but does that mean that we should abandon them completely, or want them to leave the earth? No Right? It would be really cruel to resort to something of that sort.

They can’t express their desires and needs, just as we do. All they can do is look in the eyes and hold our hands.  Its amazing see how often the topic of guilt gets bubbled up with caregivers. Many of them struggling with and wondering how to handle the guilt.

You don’t have feel guilt for not able to handle person properly, Yes If you are callous and insensitive we probably should feel a sense of guilt. It necessary to examine our behaviour and make change which won’t cost you anything but can help someone suffering.

For Caregivers, you should understand that there are many things outside of your control and most often there are generally no easy solutions for such things. You should rather not worry and there is no need for guilt here.

 

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