Family Caregiving

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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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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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What to Know About Caring for a Loved One from Afar

A researcher who is designing an intervention to help long-distance caregivers discusses the complexities of this journey.

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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Hiring In-Home Care

When you lead with empathy, ask for input and truly listen, it can help to break through resistance.

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Do I Need to Step Back from Caregiving?

If you can no longer handle your loved one’s care, these 5 tips can help ease the transition.

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Meeting Your Mom’s Needs on Mother’s Day When She Has Memory Loss

A geriatric doctor, who cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s, shares tips to keep your celebration simple and flexible.

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When the Caregiver Needs Caregiving: What If You Can’t Be There for Your Loved One?

An Alzheimer’s support expert shares 5 tips to prepare in case something happens to you.

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5 Signs Your Senior Loved One Feels Isolated and Lonely

Trouble sleeping, withdrawal and changes in appearance are just a few of the things caregivers should watch out for.

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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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Do You Consider Yourself a Caregiver?

Acknowledging your role can help to ease the burden of your responsibilities.

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8 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Loved One’s Care Team

Prepare in advance to get the information you need.

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How Helping Others Can Be Its Own Reward

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to give more for those who need it.

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7 Ways to Support a Loved One in Financial Trouble

A family caregiving expert shares why it's important and how to help your loved one manage their finances. 

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