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.

Karen Stobbe (left), her mom Virginia and Mondy Carter

Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter, who provide training to dementia caregivers, share how they use techniques learned from improvisational theatre to engage with Karen's mother, who has Alzheimer's.

A basket of folded, freshly cleaned laundry

An Overwhelmed Caregiver Is Reminded That She's Not Alone

A baby to care for and an elderly mother-in-law to watch over. Sometimes it seemed like too much.

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Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren, started a program to help caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's.

Hilarity for Charity: Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Work to Assist Alzheimers Caregivers

Comedian Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, came up with a way to turn a personal tragedy into something positive.

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A young caregiver walks with her loved one in the park

How to Handle Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caregivers may face sadness and frustration. Follow these practical tips to help manage some of those challenges.

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Georgene and her father, George

What a Caregiving Professional Learned Caring for Her Family

When her father and mother-in-law needed help, she thought her work had prepared her. She was wrong. Get her practical advice.

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Kim (in red) with her sister, Karen, and their dogs, Cooper and Bentley

Early-onset Alzheimer's: A Sister's Caregiving Journey

Her twin sister had always been strong. Now that her twin was dealing with Alzheimer's, it was her turn to be the strong one.

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Roberta Messner

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

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sandwich generation: 5 caregiving tips to make life easier

Sandwich Generation: 5 Caregiving Tips to Make Life Easier

Caring for kids and parents at the same time is tough. These tried and true tips will help take off some pressure.

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10 ways to help the sandwich generation

10 Ways to Bless the Sandwich Generation

Parents are often playing the role of caregivers to older family members as well. Here’s how you can help.

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Jeanne's Brain Tea

Jeanne’s Brain Tea

You'll love this delicious tea of berries, oranges and cinnamon.

A manager shakes hands with one of his employees around a conference table.

Caregiver Friendly Employer Practices That Make Good Business Sense

Whether it's having a back-up plan or empowering your employees, here is a detailed guide on how to make your caregiver employee at ease in the workplace.

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A female employee talks to her boss about a caregiving and work balance.

How to Talk With A Boss About Caregiving Challenges

Balancing your job and your caregiving role can be tough. Here are some ways you can talk to your manager about finding the middle ground.

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A woman at her office desk on the phone and typing on her laptop.

10 Ways Family Caregivers Can Feel Empowered

These 10 tips to becoming more empowered could serve to give family caregivers hope for better balance and health.

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1960s style living room

Husband Creates Vintage Room for Wife with Alzheimer's

George Drummond crafted a 1960s-style room to help his wife suffering with Alzheimer's. 

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