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.
Elderly man with a laundry basket full of clothes.

After Retirement, Being a Caregiver Was the Right Choice

He still had something to give after retiring and choosing the caregiving path made all the difference in the world.

Elderly woman listening to music

Personalized Playlists Could Lessen Alzheimer's Symptoms

A new study suggests that personalized musical playlists may make caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's that much easier. 

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Dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking

How Ann Reinking Helped Her Son with Marfan Syndrome Feel Accepted

As a child, dancer, singer and actress Ann Reinking found comfort and inspiration at church, but would her new congregation in New York City be willing to accept her son for who he was?

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How to Start a Conversation About a Relative's Final Wishes

Follow these practical tips to begin important conversations with your elderly loved ones

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5 Important Conversations To Have with Seniors

Taking the time to plan for an older relative's final years can ease worry and uncertainty

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5 Tips to Create a Personalized Memorial Service

Whether it's mementos or music, celebrate the life of a loved one by capturing the essence of who they are.

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7 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Caregivers can learn to apply their nurturing skills to their own lives.

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Marcia Gay Harden on Coping with Her Mother's Alzheimer's

All her life, her mother helped pave the way for her success. Now, as her mother battles Alzheimer's, Marcia Gay Harden offers her love and support.

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Alice would go outside to enjoy nature before taking on her caregiving role.

How a Caregiver Found Surprising Support on Facebook

Taking care of her husband after surgery sometimes felt overwhelming, but she found help in an unexpected place.

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Actress Brooks Shields

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

A senior man learns how to use a tablet with the help of his daughter.

5 Ways to Help Seniors Embrace Technology

Follow these practical tips to help seniors use technology to stay connected to family and friends.

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This Alzheimer's Memory Cafe Is Giving Caregivers a Break

Amy's Place is the first free-standing Memory Cafe in the U.S. and its goal is simple: to give caregivers a little TLC. 

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4 Ways to Manage Finances for Aging Parents

One woman's caregiving journey has lessons all caregivers may need to know.

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Caregiver burnout

What Is Caregiver Burnout?

Caring for an ill loved one can be physically and emotionally stressful. Here's what you need to know. 

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