Family Caregiving

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Dos and Don’ts of Caring for an Older Adult with Mental Illness

Mental health changes are not a “normal part of aging” so it’s important to recognize and address the symptoms.

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The RAISE Family Caregivers Act: What’s It All About?

This national plan aims to help family caregivers address daily challenges.

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4 Tips to Balance Caregiving and Relationships

It’s vital to your well-being to strengthen the other important bonds in your life.

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Her Mother With Alzheimer’s Sang ‘Silent Night’

Dementia had taken away so much from her mother and her family. But at the Christmas Eve service, she realized their faith would see them through.

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5 Ways to Move Past Caregiver Denial

It’s not easy to accept that a loved one is dealing with dementia. From educating yourself to hiring respite care, here is how to come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Two psychotherapists offer suggestions to honor the year you’ve had and move forward with fresh resolve.

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How to Honor Family Caregivers Across the Nation

Even the simplest gesture can make a difference.

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How to Maintain Your Wellness After the Spouse You’ve Cared for Dies

The health effects of widowhood can be especially damaging for caregivers, so self-care is critical.  

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Tips to Prepare for a Loved One’s Visit to the Hospital

It helps to be ready for anything from an emergency situation to a routine procedure.

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3 Ways to Evaluate Your Loved One’s Wellness When You Visit

You can get a good read on an older adult’s health issues by asking yourself key questions.

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How to Protect an Older Adult from a Grandparent Scam

This not uncommon form of fraud requires a watchful eye.

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Tips to Ease Communication with Someone Who Has Dementia

The way you express yourself can make a big difference.

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The Power of the Written Word: Pen Pals for Older Adults

Letters can be a great means of breaking through social isolation.

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Are You a Hypervigilant Caregiver?

A therapist discusses how to find your balance if your focus has become too “outwardly directed” toward your loved one.

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How to Enjoy a Nutritious, Delicious Thanksgiving Meal with Your Older Loved One

Consider these expert tips for a healthy, colorful and fun fall meal.

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5 Ways to Rebuild Your Life After Caregiving Ends

Long-term caregivers can feel at loose ends when their loved one dies. A leading Alzheimer’s expert outlines next steps when the focus of your life suddenly shifts.

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