Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – How Stigma and Discrimination Impact the Aging Journey for those Living with HIV

Back in the 1980’s being diagnosed with HIV was basically like being given a death sentence. Fortunately, with advancements in medication most individuals are living fairly healthy and long lives.  HIV is now considered more of a chronic disease.  Despite the major advancements in medical care and treatment, the stigma of having HIV has not advanced as progressively.  So now that this group of individuals is living a normal life span, what will their aging journey look like?   This week’s guest, Dr. Mark Brennan-Ing and I discuss some of the unique issues experienced by this population and their caregivers as it relates to aging.  For more information visit ACRIA.

Do you want your aging relatives to stay at home longer but their safety would be compromised?  This week’s Resource Report features CAREX Health Brands, an on-line store which offers products to assist with mobility and fall prevention, bathroom safety, personal care and even pain management.