American Heart Association

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

Caregiving can come with difficulties, but also great rewards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Caregiving often comes with difficulties and lack of cultural support, even though it can offer the caregiver unexpected joys and possible tighter family bonds, experts say.

“We see a primarily negative view of caregiving in our culture,” explained Dr. Barry Jacobs, a clinical psychologist who has […]

Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment — and it’s one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their loved ones, despite the many roles they play.

“Caregivers have to play cheerleader; they have to play rehab assistant; they have to […]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month