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.
Des Monahan applies his wifes make-up

Husband Learns to Do Wife’s Make-up

She was losing her sight, so he started taking make-up lessons.

A hospice nurse reading to a senior patient outside.

A Hospice Nurse Finds Glimpses of Heaven in Caregiving

A woman who deals with death every day explains how her calling is life-affirming.

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Chris and his mom are caregivers for each other.

He Put His Dreams on Hold to Be a Caregiver, Then Found the Inspiration He Needed

The man behind the popular blog NYC Smile 4 Me learns that his mission of bringing joy to others works in a small town as well as the Big Apple.

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Happy African American man proposing to his girlfriend.

A Caregiver Finds Love in the Midst of Her Duties

As she volunteered her time, she got back more than she ever imagined.

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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.

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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.

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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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An illustration depicting Texas and Ontario on a map with a sash connecting them together.

Two Caregivers Find Comfort in This Hymn

A famous hymn made all the difference by lifting their spirits together.

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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