Caregiving

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4 Tips to Help Your Loved One Overcome Social Isolation

It’s vital for older adults to stay connected despite Covid-19 restrictions and other barriers.

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5 Ways to Give Back on Father’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating the day as your dad’s caregiver, or honoring his memory, consider these special ways to return and share his love.

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Stress Busters for Caregivers

Before the daily demands of caregiving exact a toll on your well-being, consider these techniques to regroup and unwind.

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Caregiving: A Burden of Love

Recalling a mother’s devotion for her son, while exploring the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

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5 Ways to Succeed as a Caregiver

Many of us will ultimately become caregivers—for a parent, adult child or a spouse. These tips will help prepare you for this challenging role.

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The Spiritual Rewards of Caregiving

Whether it’s a spouse with Alzheimer’s, a child with cancer, or a parent with Parkinson’s, three family caregivers share their most important takeaways.

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How to Make Memorial Day Meaningful for an Older Veteran

If you’re a caregiver to a loved one who served in the military, this day of remembrance offers a special opportunity to connect.

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What to Know About Caring for a Loved One from Afar

A researcher who is designing an intervention to help long-distance caregivers discusses the complexities of this journey.

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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Hiring In-Home Care

When you lead with empathy, ask for input and truly listen, it can help to break through resistance.

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Do I Need to Step Back from Caregiving?

If you can no longer handle your loved one’s care, these 5 tips can help ease the transition.

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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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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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