Advice for Caregivers

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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