Caregiving

Caregivers are a special breed of hero. Family caregivers put their loved ones' needs above their own every single day. But caregivers know all too well that caregiving can be exhausting without solid boundaries and self-care strategies. Be encouraged--with the right techniques in place, caregiver burnout can be a thing of the past.
Gene Wilder's Widow Shares Heartfelt Essay on His Battle with Alzheimer's

Gene Wilder's Widow Shares Heartfelt Essay on His Battle with Alzheimer's

A year after her husband's death, Karen Wilder opens up about what it's like caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. 

A caregiver clasps the hand of her patient

What a Hospice Chaplain Learned About Life from Her Patients

Author Kerry Egan on why the stories of the dying are surprisingly hopeful and what she believes about God.

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Mail carrier Lisa Sweeney by her mail truck

A Mail Carrier's Instincts Save a Life and Start a Friendship

This mail carrier noticed something wasn't right at one of the homes on her route. Her quick action made all the difference.

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Womans hands holding gift

6 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Caregivers

Here are a few easy, last-minute gift ideas sure to please any caregiver this holiday season.

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Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his plans on funding Alzheimer's research

Bill Gates Invests $100 Million to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

The well-known humanitarian wants to support the battle against the disease.

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Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

The Inspiring Story Behind New Film 'I'll Push You'

Discover the story of two best friends--one in a wheelchair--who relied on faith to hike Spain's 500-mile El Camino.

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Helping My Mom Settle into Senior Care

Helping My Mom Settle into Senior Care

How author Melanie Merriman learned to work with her mom as she adapted to an Adult Congregate Living Facility.

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Arlene and Richard Boyd

Dancing Through Alzheimer's

Throughout their 61-year marriage Richard and Arlene Boyd used to dance together every weekend. Then she got Alzheimer's. Now the couple is back on the dance floor.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Dancing Helps This Couple Heal

Alzheimer's Disease: Dancing Helps This Couple Heal

Arlene Boyd's Alzheimer's diagnosis changed so much of her life with her husband Richard, but dancing together still brings them joy.

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adult child talking to mom on couch

4 Ways to Talk to Aging Parents About Hearing Loss

Audiologist Dr. Leisa Lyles-DeLeon shares her tips for having difficult conversations about hearing loss with aging parents.

Jessi Colter’s faith was inspired by her mom, who was a preacher.

Jessi Colter: How Waylon Jennings Became 'God's Man'

She knew her hard-living husband had to change his ways, but she sensed God was at work in his life.

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A daughter and her aging mother stop to smell the roses

The Important Stage of Caregiving That No One Talks About

A former hospice consultant shares her journey caring for her aging mother and the one thing no one ever told her about caregiving. 

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A young woman embraces her mother

7 Keys to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming.

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Karen, Mondy and their daughter, Grace, with Virginia

Alzheimer's Disease: Comedy Improv Is a Surprising Resource

As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened, improvisational theater experience gave her and her husband a new way to interact with her mom—and ease the strain.

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