You’re invited to a special Empowered Patient Chat this Friday at 10am PST/ 1pm EST with special guest Denise Brown from Caregiving.com. Our theme for this chat is Creating a Care Plan that Works with Your Caregiver.
Do not let anyone, especially your doctor, tell you to never listen to your pharmacist. That is far from the truth. My team of pharmacists, more than once, have saved me with issues from my meds. One time I almost went into a coma due to the prescription being too strong for me at that time. If it wasn’t for the pharmacist and Patti bringing it to their attention I probably wouldn’t be here now.
So a short guide to dealing with your pharmacist as an empowered patient is as follows:
Caregiver and empowered patient Richard Kreis shares a glimpse into the daily challenges of caregiving in “Me, Myself and Mom: An Update” – A lot has been going on lately and I’ve been blogging about other stuff more than I have about, well us. Not saying I haven’t posted anything it’s just I know there’s a lot I haven’t written Imageand I feel I need to, if you don’t mind?
For all of you who may have been unable to attend the 1st Annual Virtual Caregivers Conference 2014, I have posted the archive link below so you can view it at your leisure. Topics covered: putting together your carees medical binder, traveling with your caree or preparing to travel yourself and making preparations for your caree, loading/unloading your caree into a sedan and into a SUV, along with some safety product reviews and much more.
A big part of being an empowered patient is about doing whatever we can do to prevent illness from happening in the first place. So this week’s #patientchat topic is “How does an empowered patient approach prevention?” Together we will be exploring ways we can not only help ourselves but also our loved ones and our communities to get regular screenings and create habits that prevent illnesses.