Advice for Caregivers

Conditions That Can Put the Brakes on Driving

Conditions That Can Put the Brakes on Driving

It's important to be familiar with the medical conditions that impact a senior loved one's ability to drive—and which adaptive strategies may help them stay behind the wheel.

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10 Signs That Seniors May Be Unsafe Drivers

10 Signs That Seniors May Be Unsafe Drivers

So that you'll know when to take action, here are 10 things to watch for in assessing whether a senior loved one is still a capable and safe driver.

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10 Signs Medications Could Be Causing Problems

10 Signs Medications Could Be Causing Problems

If a senior you're caring for is experiencing new difficulties, it might be time to look to the health cabinet.

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Taking Care of You: Self-Care for the Caregiver

Taking Care of You: Self-Care for the Caregiver

One of the most important and often forgotten things you can do as a caregiver is to take care of yourself.

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7 Tips for Handling Caregiving Challenges

7 Tips for Handling Caregiving Challenges

If you are a caregiver for a loved one or family member, you may find these seven tips from professional caregivers helpful and instructive.

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7 Tips to Help Boomers Talk with Older Loved Ones

7 Tips to Help Boomers Talk with Older Loved Ones

Many of us have experienced difficulty in discussing sensitive issues with older parents and grandparents as we care for them. Here are seven tips for keeping open the lines of communication.

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The Rewards of Being a Caregiver

The Rewards of Being a Caregiver

It's acknowledged that caregiving takes a toll on the person who is engaged in it, but recent studies show there are also benefits.

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Service Dogs: Canine Caregivers

Service Dogs: Canine Caregivers

A service dog who saved his blind owner reminds us of the unique bonds between the dogs and those they care for.

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Sharing the Care with Your Siblings

Sharing the Care with Your Siblings

Here are some tips to help adult offspring work together to look after their aging parents.

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How to Work Together to Care for a Loved One

How to Work Together to Care for a Loved One

An excerpt from Carolyn A. Brent's new book The Caregiver's Companion 

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Amy Grant's Three Caregiving Tips

Amy Grant's Three Caregiving Tips

Songwriter Amy Grant tells of caring for her father who has profound dementia. 

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How to Be a Friend to a Caregiver

How to Be a Friend to a Caregiver

Helpful advice on what to say and do when a caregiver is going through a difficult time.

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