caregivers are financially burdened

Caregivers Are Financially Burdened

Caregiving…it’s my humble opinion that persons who are not caregivers seldom understand what it truly means to be one. We, as caregivers, are somewhat responsible for this ignorance, as we walk around pretending that all is well and that we’re okay, when the truth is that, most of the times, our lives are in shambles. …

Dental Sedation for Patients with Down Syndrome

Everything You Should Know Before Choosing Dental Sedation for Patients with Down Syndrome

Patients with Down syndrome may have difficulties going to the dentist. It can be an overwhelming experience, causing them to become too anxious to receive the dental care that they need. In these cases, dental sedation may be beneficial. As a dentist working with families for over 17 years, I’ve used sedation methods in my …

I want to run away

Confessions Of A Sibling – I Want To Run Away

I have fantasized about running away. Just packing it all up and moving to some corner of the world, away from all my family. Why? Because I want no one else’s responsibilities but my own. My personal responsibilities are enough. On days when some dramatic scene unfolds, I fantasize about knowing what it feels like …

health problems related to down syndrome

5 Health Problems Related to Down Syndrome

Having Down Syndrome (DS) does not mean that your loved one will always be ill or that they will have any of the health problems listed in this post. This is because, quite frankly, everyone is different and thus, there is no β€œone size fits all” diagnosis. Nevertheless, it would appear that there are indeed …