Family Caregiving

Prayers for an elderly mom

How to Pray for an Aging Parent

Six simple prayers to lift your parents up. 

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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A woman speaking out in a support group.

4 Ways to Reach Out When Family Members Are Angry

If family isn't helpful when you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, written updates and a support group can make inroads.

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A senior father and his caregiver daughter having a laugh in their home.

3 Tips to Handle a Loved One’s Hostility

When you keep in mind that dementia is the cause, it can aid your understanding.

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A caregiver comforting her mother.

How to Talk to a Loved One Whose Judgment is Impaired

Gentle suggestions can help your loved one feel more secure under your watch.

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A caregiver has a sit down conversation with his senior father.

Advice for Dealing with a Loved One Who is Uncooperative

If your family member is resistant to getting an Alzheimer’s evaluation, a calm discussion can make a difference.

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A caregiver talking to his diverse group of friends.

How to Deal with the Emotions of Caregiving

Here are six ways on how to handle your emotions throughout the course of caring for a loved one.

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Todd and Karla meet life’s challenges with prayer and a smile; photograph by Scott Goldsmith

A Health Crisis Bolstered Her Faith and Their Marriage

Her husband was paralyzed following a cerebellum hemorrhage. Would he walk or talk again, much less compete in his beloved marathons?

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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.

Karla McIntyre, her husband Todd and Todd's mobility service dog, Groot

Following His Health Crisis, Their Marriage Is Stronger Than Ever

Karla and Todd McIntyre share lessons they learned during his long, difficult recovery from a cerebellum hemorrhage and paralysis.

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Senior citizens dancing together.

4 Ideas to Help Unleash Your Loved One’s Creativity

Older adults can enjoy physical and mental health benefits through artistic expression. 

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A couple working together on their credit score.

Guiding Your Loved One Toward Good Credit

Debt management and a good credit score are vital to an older adult.

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A male caregiver with his father.

The Unique Challenges of the Male Caregiver

Men tend to internalize the caregiving experience, but support can make it all the difference. 

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