Family Caregiving

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Affirmative Thinking: How Can It Help You as a Caregiver?

When you learn to accentuate the positive, your health and well-being can reap real rewards.

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Where to Turn After Your Loved One is Diagnosed with Dementia

Once the condition is confirmed, you can begin to find support and process your feelings.

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How to Spot Elder Abuse and What to Do If It Occurs

The first step is to learn about the 7 types of abuse that can affect older adults.

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How to Tailor Exercises for a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Limited physical activity offers important benefits to older adults who live with cognitive impairment.

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11 Tips to Venture Out with a Loved One Who Has Memory Loss

Plan successful outings, while supporting your loved ones’ physical and mental well-being. 

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7 Tips to Keep Your Loved One Cool Indoors This Summer

When the sun’s beating down, older adults are at increased risk for heat-related problems—even at home.

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How to Help When Your Loved One Is Depressed

As a caregiver, you’re in a unique position to spot mood changes and to intervene.

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What to Know About Managing Your Loved One’s Medications

Vigilance and organization are key to ensuring that prescriptions are taken safely and effectively.

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How Creative Expression Can Improve Your Loved One’s Well-Being

Participating in the arts offers a host of physical, mental and social benefits for older adults.

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Protecting Yourself from Physical Injury as a Family Caregiver

A caregiving expert shares tips to help you remain safe as you carry out your tasks.

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4 Tips to Help Your Loved One Overcome Social Isolation

It’s vital for older adults to stay connected despite Covid-19 restrictions and other barriers.

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5 Ways to Give Back on Father’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating the day as your dad’s caregiver, or honoring his memory, consider these special ways to return and share his love.

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Stress Busters for Caregivers

Before the daily demands of caregiving exact a toll on your well-being, consider these techniques to regroup and unwind.

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The Spiritual Rewards of Caregiving

Whether it’s a spouse with Alzheimer’s, a child with cancer, or a parent with Parkinson’s, three family caregivers share their most important takeaways.

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5 Ways to Succeed as a Caregiver

Many of us will ultimately become caregivers—for a parent, adult child or a spouse. These tips will help prepare you for this challenging role.

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How to Make Memorial Day Meaningful for an Older Veteran

If you’re a caregiver to a loved one who served in the military, this day of remembrance offers a special opportunity to connect.

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