Caregiving

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Meeting Your Mom’s Needs on Mother’s Day When She Has Memory Loss

A geriatric doctor, who cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s, shares tips to keep your celebration simple and flexible.

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When the Caregiver Needs Caregiving: What If You Can’t Be There for Your Loved One?

An Alzheimer’s support expert shares 5 tips to prepare in case something happens to you.

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Taking a Closer Look at Memory Loss

Worries about a family history of Alzheimer’s leads to an MRI and more prayers.

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A Normal Memory Lapse or a Harbinger of Dementia?

Guideposts’ editor-in-chief reveals a common fear: that a normal loss of memory might mean something more dire.

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5 Signs Your Senior Loved One Feels Isolated and Lonely

Trouble sleeping, withdrawal and changes in appearance are just a few of the things caregivers should watch out for.

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A Caregiving Q&A with Nikki DeLoach

Her Hallmark movies end happily ever after. How this actress finds hope in the real-life story of her father’s dementia

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5 Lessons from a Long-Term Alzheimer's Caregiver

After nine years of caring for her husband she suggests releasing expectations, asking for help and more.

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A Caregiver Is Reassured by the Universal Language of Love

Her husband changed as his dementia advanced, but a tender gesture proved he still cared.

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The Truth About Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Many understandably associate dementia with aging, but it can impact younger people, too.

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Conditions and Illnesses That Can Lead to Falls

When you understand these medical risk factors, you can support your older loved one avoid an injury.

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Do You Consider Yourself a Caregiver?

Acknowledging your role can help to ease the burden of your responsibilities.

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8 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Loved One’s Care Team

Prepare in advance to get the information you need.

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How Helping Others Can Be Its Own Reward

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to give more for those who need it.

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7 Ways to Support a Loved One in Financial Trouble

A family caregiving expert shares why it's important and how to help your loved one manage their finances. 

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