Family Caregiving

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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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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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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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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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When a Job Is More than a Calling

Dreaming of doing work that helps others? These expert tips may help point you in the right direction. 

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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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What to Know About Taking Part in Research Studies

By becoming involved in clinical trials or surveys, you can make your voice heard and benefit others.

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4 Rewards to Bridging the Generations

Intergenerational programming offers creative ways for people of all ages to spend time together.

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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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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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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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