Caregiving

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5 Tips for Effective Long-Distance Caregiving

Stay in touch with the primary caregiver, hold conference calls with doctors and more.

Stephanie and Mam Ma

A Take-Charge Caregiver Learns the Value of Asking for Help

Relocating three senior family members seemed a daunting task; accepting assistance made it possible.

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You’re Not Alone: Alzheimer’s Support Groups Can Help

Whether you are a caregiver or you are dealing with dementia, the right group can offer support, encouragement and camaraderie.

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Norm Stolpe and his wife, Candy

A Caregiver Finds Comfort in the Book of Psalms

A retired pastor now finds spiritual fulfillment in caring for his wife with Alzheimer's.

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Miriam Green in her kitchen

Her Mom With Alzheimer's Still Inspires Her

Even as her mother declines, they stay connected through their longstanding love of cooking.

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Stephanie Thompson

The Challenges of Transitioning a Loved One into a Senior Facility

Longtime Guideposts contributor Stephanie Thompson shares some she learned from helping her husband's 90-year-old grandmother move from her home of 60 years into a facility 200 miles away.

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Actress Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew Shares Lessons Learned from Alzheimer's Caregiving

The acclaimed actress shares advice based on she what she learned from serving as her mother's healthcare guardian as she dealt with Alzheimer's disease.

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4 Ways Caregivers Can Assist During a Hospital Stay

How to make sure your loved is cared for while they’re under someone else’s watch.

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Prayers for an elderly mom

How to Pray for an Aging Parent

Six simple prayers to lift your parents up. 

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Actress Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew's Toughest Role: Alzheimer's Caregiver

The Star Trek: Voyager actress spent nine years caring for her beloved mother as she dealt with the debilitating disease.

A woman in her golden years grocery shopping with the assistance of a caregiver.

How to Improve Communities for People with Dementia

Learn what you can do to help make your community dementia-inclusive.

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A caregiver tossing a healthy, nutritious salad in the kitchen.

The Importance of Nutrition After a Hospital Stay

Good food is one of the most valuable medications for your loved one’s healing.

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A vintage orange rotary phone.

5 Ways to Combat Illegal Robocalls

Scam callers target older adults, but there are ways to protect your loved one.

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A daughter taking care of her mother while having a laugh.

When You Become a Caregiver: Taking on a New Role

Caring for a loved one alters your relationship, but a wealth of resources can help you navigate. 

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