Show: September 16, 2012:
- Is prescription painkiller abuse on the rise?
- Can exercise help you finally kick the smoking habit?
- Can a powerful antibiotic used in animals fight superbugs without causing hearing loss in people?
- Is there a gender bias in vegetable consumption?
- How does marriage affect heart surgery outcomes?
- What techniques can aid women caring for their ailing husbands?
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What techniques can aid women caring for their ailing husbands?
Interview: Diana Denholm, Ph.D., Author, “The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook”
More than 40 million U.S. women are the primary caregivers for an ill person, often their husband or long-term significant other. Diana Denholm, Ph.D., was one of these women, whose late husband suffered from colon cancer, congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s, among other medical conditions. From her experiences, Denholm authored “The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook,” which is packed with tips and techniques for women caring for seriously ill husbands. Denholm visits “Sound Medicine” to share some of the misperceptions about caregiving and some of her experiences caring for her husband over an 11-year period.