Everyday Coping for Caregivers

A caregiver support group

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.

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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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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A mother and daughter in a loving embrace.

Helpful Ways to Communicate with a Loved One Who is Hostile

An empathetic approach can work best when dementia causes belligerence.

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A woman in her golden years.

Moving Through Denial When a Loved One Has Dementia

Education can help ease the way forward for family members.

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9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with dementia may require your intense vigilance as a caregiver, but there is much you can do to release your own stress. 

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A male caregiver searching online and taking notes.

Where to Turn When a Family Member Has Alzheimer’s

An abundance of resources offer information for family caregivers.

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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

Discovering what’s behind your loved one’s repetitive questions can help you manage them.

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A caregiver engaged in conversation with her loved one on a bench outside.

What to Know About Wandering in People with Dementia

A potential symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering behavior can stem from a search for safety and reassurance.

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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.

A caregiver reassuring her loved one.

7 Methods for Dealing with Time Confusion in People with Alzheimer’s

Remaining flexible can help alleviate anxiety.

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A woman with her stuffed bear and a caregiver.

6 Practical Ways to Resolve Sleep Issues

Watching your loved one’s caffeine intake and offering a stuffed animal to cuddle are possible solutions.

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5 Approaches to Sleep Regulation for Someone with Severe Dementia

Daytime “wake cues” and a bedtime routine can help your loved one get better sleep.

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A senior woman sleeping in.

What to Do If Your Loved One with Dementia Sleeps Too Much

Changes in sleep patterns are not unusual, but check with a physician.

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