Family Caregiving

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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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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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She Was Inspired by Her Husband's Positivity While Dealing with Cancer

Her husband’s diagnosis didn’t challenge his faith. Why did it shake hers?

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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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Mealtime Changes That Can Benefit a Loved One with Dementia

Small shifts in the foods you prepare, the table setting and the environment can have a big impact.

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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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Understanding Self-Neglect—the Most Prevalent Form of Elder Abuse

Once you recognize the signs, you can take steps to help protect the older adults in your life.

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National Caregivers Day—How to Show Your Appreciation

Here are ways we can honor those who care for our loved ones.

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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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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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