Stroke Recovery

Biggest Challenge: Dad had a stroke [at] 69 years old

--Kim

Response from DM:

Dear Kim,

It is always hard when the people we love, or are responsible for, become ill. This is especially true if the incident is sudden or unexpected. Our own emotions go in all directions at once. Our primary responsibility is to be as supportive as possible for the person who is ill. When people are in the hospital, they may need an advocate to speak for them if they cannot speak for themselves. But if they are capable of making their own decisions, then it is their wishes and desires that need to be acknowledged and responded to.

I have two free iPhone applications; one is Elder 911 and the other is Elder 411. They both deal with elder care issues. Elder 911 will take you through the stages from when you first get a call alerting you that someone is in the hospital, until the moment of discharge, including all that needs to be attended to along the way. I have put my 40 years of experience into these two iPhone applications to help people like you, who are dealing with the crisis of a loved one becoming ill. Also, my book, Elder Care Made Easier, is an easy reference guide for when you are caring for another individual. I do hope your dad recovers fully. You are both in my prayers.

Most Sincerely,

Dr. Marion

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