Caregiving

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5 Prayers for Caregivers During Times of Crisis

Use these prayers to refresh, refocus and avoid caregiver burnout during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Her Mother With Dementia Suddenly Realized She Was at Her Granddaughter's Wedding

Those suffering with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia sometimes experience a mysterious moment of lucidity.

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6 Ways to Show Love to Those You Can't See Because of Social Distancing

If you are separated from those you love, follow these practical tips to stay connected 

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Unretiring: 5 Meaningful Job Options for Older Workers

Whatever your reason for heading back into the job force, you want it to make a difference.

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An aging woman in a wheelchair recieving in home care.

5 Ways to Determine Whether Your Parent Needs Caregiving Help

Knowing if it’s time for in-home care comes down to your loved one’s needs, as well as your own.

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Ambiguous Loss: Grieving a Loved One Who Is Physically Present but Mentally or Emotionally Impaired

Support and self-kindness can help caregivers to process this unique form of grief.

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Protecting Your Health as a Caregiver to a Loved One with Dementia

The demands of Alzheimer’s caregiving can be taxing on your health, so accepting help to get rest and relief is vital.

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The Importance of Forming New Friendships in Retirement

Friends can be even more necessary as we grow older, so what better time than retirement to add to your network?

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Her Stern Grandfather Turned Out to Be a 'Cool Dude'

She had once feared the ornery veteran, but their relationship transformed after she became his caregiver.

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6 Ways to Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s When Visits are Restricted

Even if social distancing is preventing you from visiting your loved ones in care facilities, there are still ways to show them you care.

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Help Someone with Alzheimer’s Recall Memories

Look at old photos together, create a memory box or make a favorite family recipe; these are just few ways to jog their memory and comfort them at the same time. 

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5 Ways to Fight Back Against Caregiver Loneliness

Staying connected and active can combat isolation and its negative health impacts.

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Juggling Two Jobs: Your Career and Your Parent’s Care

Opening up to your boss about your workplace needs as a caregiver can help you strike a good balance.

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8 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ to Someone with Advanced Alzheimer’s

Kristy Dewberry shares some simple tips that work for her when caring for her mother with Alzheimer's.

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