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.
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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. 

Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan Opens up About Wife Jeannie's Brain Tumor

The comedian and star of the new film Chappaquiddick shares how his family is recovering after Jeannie Gaffigan's life-changing health scare. 

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A sandwich generation daughter embraces her elderly mother with comfort.

8 Ways for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves

Tired of living in a state of high alert as a caregiver? Try these simple ways to take a break and re-charge without guilt.

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Jeff, with mom Irene in 2017, says, 'I learned not to regret a single moment.'

4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

A clinical psychologist shares what he learned about dealing with Alzheimer's while caring for his mother through her final years.

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A woman reads a Bible by a window

7 Encouraging Bible Verses for Dementia Caregivers

A cofounder of Home Instead Senior Care shares scripture to comfort, encourage and inspire those who are caring for a loved one with dementia.

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Caregiving

Caregiving—Faith in Action

Our faith comes alive when we express love to people in times of need.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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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