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Emily and Chris Norton

Emily Norton Opens Up About Battling Depression as a Caregiver

Caring for her husband, who is quadriplegic, took a toll on her mental health

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Amy and her son Spencer. 'I had to learn to let go and let God'

Following Her Son's Stroke, Could She 'Let Go and Let God'?

Prayer, and a new-found faith, helped her through his long recovery. 

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A family enjoying a summer lunch together outdoors.

4 Tips for Dealing with Summer Heat

Older adults are at heightened risk for heat-related illnesses, so prevention is key.

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How I’m Caregiving Differently the Second Time Around

My mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis was a surprise. With my mother-in-law, I’m prepared.

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How Laura Story Found 'Blessings' in Caregiving

The singer shares how her husband’s brain tumor challenged—and ultimately strengthened—her faith.

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Karen's mom meets the actress who played Belle

What a Musical Meant to a Woman with Dementia

When her mother started singing along with the show, she was ready to leave. Then a voice ordered her to stay.

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'He always knew where Mom was,' Edwina says about Beethoven

These 3 Pets Serve as Caregiving Companions

A dog, a cat—and even a parrot—comfort and care for ailing and grieving family members.

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A senior woman cuddles a small dog

6 Ways Seniors Can Interact With Pets Without Committing to Ownership

Time spent with animals reduces depression, pain and dementia-related agitation.

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A woman sitting on the dock in deep reflection as the sun rises.

9 Practical Tips to Build Resiliency and Combat Caregiver Burnout

From finding humor in a tough situation to trying creative problem-solving, you can develop a more resilient spirit.

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A middle aged woman on the beach positively thinking.

How You Can Benefit from Flexing Your Gratitude Muscle

As a caregiver, shifting your attention to things you’re thankful for can overcome negative thinking

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Home Instead Senior Care Celebrates 25th Anniversary with ‘Ready to Care’ Initiative

The campaign encourages people to take small actions to brighten a senior’s life.

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An older man in a wheelchair happily plays with his Labrador.

Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits

Helping an older adult care for a pet may boost your own sense of well-being.

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