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6 Tips for Communicating With Those Who Have Advanced Alzheimer's

Show your loved one you care with little gestures. 

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Maryanne Curran

Lessons from Caring for Her Parents and Younger Sister

Maryanne Curran talks about how her multigenerational caregiving journey bolstered her faith.

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How to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Experts offer insights and tips for honoring the caregivers in your life.

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5 Tips for Caring for a Difficult Family Member During the Holidays

Advice from a caregiver on how to avoid stress during the most wonderful time of the year.

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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, plus 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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Stephanie and Mam Ma

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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Stephanie Thompson

The Challenges of Transitioning a Loved One into a Senior Facility

Longtime Guideposts contributor Stephanie Thompson shares some lessons 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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