Caregiving

A young mother chopping vegetables to eat healthier.

A Caregiver Makes the Healthy Choice to Change Her Diet

Caring for her mom, she'd seen how diabetes could impact a life. She had to start caring for herself too.

A mother and daughter discuss matters with an expert.

5 Conversations to Have About Your Final Years

If you find daunting the prospect of preparing for your final years, here are five tips that may prove helpful.

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Happy multi-generation family preparing food in kitchen at home

The Facts About 8 Common Alzheimer’s Myths

We talk to two leading names in the Alzheimer’s research community on the most common myths about the disease, and what they wish people knew.

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After her heart surgery Ann had to let others do for her.

This Caregiver Depended on God for Help

She was too busy taking care of everyone else until she had to let go and let God.

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Hangin' Out: Mohamed (left) has a calming effect on Joel.

The Unlikely Caregiver That Changed Her Mind

Her son had autism and she needed help—fast.

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Ty'Ann Brown discusses tips on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's

Spiritual Remedies: Bible-Based Tips on How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Ty'Ann Brown shares a few spiritual remedies for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

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Senior African American couple at home hugging and smiling

A Smile from His Wife Gave This Alzheimer's Caregiver Hope

A single smile from her reassured him that they were a team.

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Young handicapped student sitting in wheelchair at his office desk in front of notebook, computer and monitor, looking over with a smile. Natural office interior light.

Being a Caregiver Unlocked His Potential

He learned that caregiving brought out his best qualities and the potential he always had.

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Mary Lou (in hat) found creative ways to life her sister Libby's spirit.

6 Ways You Can Help a Caregiver

She was afraid her sister would burn out with all her worries.

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Dance for Susan was spiritual as well as physical exercise.

This Caregiver Found God Through Dance

Ballet was spiritual exercise and a form of prayer that steadied her.

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.

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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.

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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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