Family Caregiving

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Understanding the Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Knowing what to look for is the first step toward getting your loved one a diagnosis and care.

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Where to Turn When Your Adult Child Has Developmental Disabilities

Public and private agencies and a personal support network can help overcome obstacles.

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When Retail Therapy Is Your Prescription for Stress

Caregiving can lead to emotional spending, but there are ways to manage your impulses.

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5 Tips for Effective Long-Distance Caregiving

Stay in touch with the primary caregiver, hold conference calls with doctors and more.

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A Take-Charge Caregiver Learns the Value of Asking for Help

Relocating three senior family members seemed a daunting task; accepting assistance made it possible.

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The Challenges of Transitioning a Loved One into a Senior Facility

Longtime Guideposts contributor Stephanie Thompson shares some she learned from helping her husband's 90-year-old grandmother move from her home of 60 years into a facility 200 miles away.

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4 Ways Caregivers Can Assist During a Hospital Stay

How to make sure your loved is cared for while they’re under someone else’s watch.

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How to Pray for an Aging Parent

Six simple prayers to lift your parents up. 

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The Importance of Nutrition After a Hospital Stay

Good food is one of the most valuable medications for your loved one’s healing.

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5 Ways to Combat Illegal Robocalls

Scam callers target older adults, but there are ways to protect your loved one.

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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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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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