Family Caregiving

Beth and her father; photo courtesy Beth Gormong

How Could She Best Care for Her Widowed Father During the Pandemic?

They made a new guest suite for him. But was he ready to give up his independence?

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Are You Too Hard on Yourself as a Caregiver?

Check out these 8 tips—from a licensed clinical social worker—on how to overcome this common, self-defeating mindset.

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5 Tips for Better Virtual Connection with Your Loved One

When Covid-19 restrictions keep you apart, try making the most of other forms of communication.

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Caregiving and Its Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

Once you acknowledge and accept your feelings, you can learn to channel them in positive ways.

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This Caregiver Helped Her Husband Return to His Photography

Their life revolved around visits to the doctor, but rediscovering nature photography sparked a sense of adventure and hope.

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Spousal Caregiving: 5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Strengthen the bond with your spouse by renegotiating your roles, finding new hobbies and more.

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10 Ways to Develop Patience as a Caregiver

Breathe, step away and refocus—you won’t regret it.

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Dental Care and Older Adults

With vigilance and gentle guidance, you can help your loved one maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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3 Common Guilt “Triggers” That Caregivers Face

When you understand and acknowledge this crippling emotion, you can begin to move on from it.

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Six Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Falling

Many falls are preventable, even when winter conditions make it tough to get around.

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Caregivers: Guideposts Is Here for You

Read about our resources for taking care of yourself—as well as your loved ones.

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Critical care nurse Paul Fockler

Caregiving Advice from a Critical Care Nurse

Paul Fockler, a critical care nurse, discusses the challenges that caregivers confront and offers advice on the importance of caregiver self-care.

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