Friends and Family

What is a family? Sometimes your family includes friends who stand by you in every season of life. The heart of your family might also be your marriage, or the meaning and purpose you derive from parenting, caregiving, or even loving the pets who never let you down.
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Why Music Therapy is a Powerful Tool for Individuals with Dementia

From easing anxiety to improving cognitive function, discover the many benefits of music therapy.

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Doggie Water Rehab

Learn about this unique rehab center in New York City for our four-legged friends!

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5 Tips for Minimizing Holiday Stress as a Caregiver

Follow this practical advice for caregivers to help make the holidays a little less hectic

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3 Ways to Plan for a Loved One’s Care in the Event of Disaster

Conversations with your loved one and careful planning can make difficult days easier

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TV host Mike Rowe and his mother, Peggy

TV's Mike Rowe and His Mother, Peggy, on Her New Memoir

Mike Rowe, host of The Discovery Channel's Somebody's Gotta Do It, and his mother, Peggy, discuss her new memoir, About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother.

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Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

We should return the love that our parents have given us, says Debbie Macomber.

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A Family Christmas

Here are some select Guideposts stories with that great and compelling theme.

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John R. Paine

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Taught Author John R. Paine to Trust God

In his new book, The Luckiest Man, Paine shares how ALS opened his eyes to the beauty of depending on God.

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Carlen Maddux found out that healing was within himself.

His Caregiving Journey Led Him on a Path of Spiritual Growth

His wife's early-onset Alzheimer's challenged them both, emotionally and spiritually, but acceptance bolstered by faith brought them comfort.

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How to Prevent Malnutrition in Older Adults

Many seniors are at risk for malnutrition as they age. Follow these tips to help your loved ones get the nutrients they need.

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5 Ways to Be a Healthy Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's is taxing. Here are some practical tips intended to assist caregivers in caring for themselves, too.

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Rashad carries the ball during a game against the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

How Former NFL Player Rashad Jennings Connected With His Dad

Longing for his father’s approval, the running back first had to understand his father’s dreams.

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The Most Amazing Pet Survival Story of 2018

When two dogs went missing for 21 days, their owner feared the worst. Until she checked an unusual location.

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Author Carlen Maddux

An Experienced Caregiver Offers Insights on Early-Onset Alzheimer's Care

Author Carlen Maddux, whose wife was just 50 when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, shares advice for others are caring for a loved one in a similar situation.

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