American Heart Association

Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The “informal” costs of caregiving for Americans with heart disease and stroke are projected to more than double by 2035, according to a new analysis.

Informal caregiving is a broad term, typically involving family, friends and others caring for patients outside the formal health care system […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cyteria Knight spent more than a quarter-century caring for others as a social worker. Then a stroke forced her to become the patient.

Knight was visiting her daughter Raquanza Miller in Pineville, North Carolina, on Jan. 17 when she suddenly passed out. Susan Miller, Knight’s partner […]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time helping, report positive outlook

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time helping and have a more positive perception of caregiving than those who care for whites, according to new research.

“Our findings surprised me,” said Lesli Skolarus, M.D., associate professor of neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann […]

From husband and wife to patient and caregiver

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Hutton was a high school junior when she fell in love with her husband, David.

“It was love at first sight,” Kathy said. “He was the cutest thing I’d ever seen.”

Two years later, they were married and soon had son Graham and daughter Chelsea. David […]

Strained spouse caregivers at higher stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Caregivers who feel they are straining under the burden of caring for a spouse with a chronic illness or disability are, themselves, at higher risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed a study of […]

“Stroke camp” offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke camp provides caregivers with much needed peer support, emotional relief and learning opportunities, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Depression, loneliness and social isolation are common among people who care for stroke survivors. The Retreat and Refresh […]

February 18th, 2016|Categories: Health, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on “Stroke camp” offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education

Technology advances may transform caregiving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAS VEGAS – Caregiving is expected to be a $72.2 billion industry by 2020, according to a new Caregiving Innovation Frontiers study presented Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show, a global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow.

The study, done by the American Association of Retired Persons, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Health, Patients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Technology advances may transform caregiving

Gender helps identify caregivers at poor health risk

Female caregivers are more likely than male caregivers to report poor health, especially when they perceive their roles as difficult or life changing, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

Caregiving commonly results in caregivers’ poor health. And women report more burden than men […]

February 11th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gender helps identify caregivers at poor health risk