Advice for Caregivers

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4 Ways Cooking Can Keep Your Older Loved One Engaged

Preparing food can have physical, psychological and social benefits.

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Steps to Guard Against Dementia-Related Wandering

Spring weather increases the risk of this behavior but you can help prevent it by taking safety measures.

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Home Safety Modifications: Start-to-Finish Resources for Caregivers

From needs checklists to possible financial assistance, there is help at the tip of your fingers.

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What to Know as a Family Caregiver to an Older Male

It’s important to understand the particular challenges that men may face as they age.

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Tips to Assist Your Loved One with Daily Dressing and Grooming

Personal care routines are central to an older adult’s well-being, happiness and independence.

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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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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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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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Tips for Successful Family Meetings

When the topic is an older parent’s care, it’s important to plan ahead for a focused and clear-headed discussion.

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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 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 Ease Communication with Someone Who Has Dementia

The way you express yourself can make a big difference.

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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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