Articles for Caregivers

The Best Pullups and Tabbed Briefs

Kathleen Van VlietOct 18, '21

There are so many brands and styles of protective underwear (pullups) and tab-style adult diapers (briefs) on the market that it's hard to pick and choose between them.  Depend® is still the most widely known brand of incontinence protection because it's advertised on TV and sold on grocery store shelves, but it's...

How to Choose Bowel Incontinence Products

Kathleen Van VlietOct 18, '21

from Tranquility Products Over 25 million Americans are living with incontinence. While urinary incontinence is more common than bowel incontinence, many incontinence products are designed to absorb urine, making identifying bowel incontinence supplies more difficult. If you or someone you know is struggling with bowel incontinence of any level, this guide...

She Was the Hummingbird on the Lake

Magic MedicalSep 16, '21

  It was summer of 2014, seven long years ago. My Grandma had her most debilitating stroke a couple years before then. By this point, Grandma had several nicknames, given to her lovingly by her children who were coordinating and advocating for her care, and by her grandchildren who continued...

A Grandkid's Reflection, Part 2

Magic MedicalJul 12, '21

Continued from previous post -    I would take Grandma to Carvel or Baskin Robbins to get ice cream, where she showed me the exquisite culinary combination of strawberry and butter pecan ice creams put together. We bonded greatly over our shared sweet tooths. I learned her favorites: banana splits...

A Grandkid's Reflection, Part 1

Magic MedicalJul 12, '21

 Life is a lot to keep up with. You can make as many good plans as possible, you can come up with a variety of best-case and worst-case scenarios, and even still, life will throw surprises at you that you did not anticipate. Some people say, “hindsight is 20/20,” but...