Peripheral neuropathy caregivers play a critical role in helping those suffering from this neurological disorder. Peripheral neuropathy’s most common symptoms include burning, pain, prickling, and tingling. Over time, the condition leads to loss of sensation in the feet and hands, which can prove debilitating. For example, many patients lose the ability to drive, impacting their capacity to live independently. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
As a pharmacist or clinician, you can support peripheral neuropathy caregivers by helping them identify the condition and find therapeutic solutions. Caregiving requires effort and time, especially with patients in the latter stages of neuropathy. But pharmacists and clinicians can help relieve this burden by assisting caregivers in identifying the condition and pursuing effective treatment solutions.
Here’s what you need to know about supporting those suffering from neuropathy and their caregivers. Read more.