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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder until 1994, is a mental illness that is characterized by having at least two clear, distinct identities or personality states. These personality states are referred to as “alters”, which essentially control the individual’s behavior and may have different reactions, emotions, and body functioning. An alter often…

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Real Life Care Management

When you hear the words “Care Manager,” what comes to mind? Do you think of doctors, nurses, physical therapists? All of these people are part of the caretaking process, but they are not necessarily Care Managers. A Care Manager coordinates the doctors, nurses, insurance companies, attorneys, residences, home care agencies, hospitals, and equipment companies, along…

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What Do Family Caregivers Do?

Family caregivers perform a variety of tasks for loved ones. Routine duties performed by the caregiver may include the administration of medicine, meal preparation, and standard medical and nursing procedures. Examples of the most common tasks include the following: Personal hygiene care Emotional and social support Transportation services Medical and nursing care House management and…