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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Why Music Therapy is a Powerful Tool for Individuals with Dementia

From easing anxiety to improving cognitive function, discover the many benefits of music therapy.

A senior woman, her daughter and granddaughter make holiday cookies

5 Tips for Minimizing Holiday Stress as a Caregiver

Follow this practical advice for caregivers to help make the holidays a little less hectic

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A senior woman and her adult daughter go over plans in case of emergency

3 Ways to Plan for a Loved One’s Care in the Event of Disaster

Conversations with your loved one and careful planning can make difficult days easier

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Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

Debbie Macomber: Generosity Through Caregiving

We should return the love that our parents have given us, says Debbie Macomber.

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John R. Paine

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Taught Author John R. Paine to Trust God

In his new book, The Luckiest Man, Paine shares how ALS opened his eyes to the beauty of depending on God.

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A husband/caregiver stands gazing out the window with his arm around his wife's shoulder

5 Ways to Be a Healthy Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's is taxing. Here are some practical tips intended to assist caregivers in caring for themselves, too.

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Carlen Maddux found out that healing was within himself.

His Caregiving Journey Led Him on a Path of Spiritual Growth

His wife's early-onset Alzheimer's challenged them both, emotionally and spiritually, but acceptance bolstered by faith brought them comfort.

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Author Carlen Maddux

An Experienced Caregiver Offers Insights on Early-Onset Alzheimer's Care

Author Carlen Maddux, whose wife was just 50 when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, shares advice for others are caring for a loved one in a similar situation.

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A senior woman with her Bible opened.

4 Tips to Address the Spiritual Side of Caregiving

If the person you care for misses their faith community or wants spiritual guidance, you can help

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A senior man enjoys a nutritional meal

How to Prevent Malnutrition in Older Adults

Many seniors are at risk for malnutrition as they age. Follow these tips to help your loved ones get the nutrients they need.

A senior woman reviewing her results with a doctor.

5 Things to Know Before a Doctor’s Appointment

Follow these practical tips to help you and your loved one make the most of your doctor’s visit

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3 Questions to Ask After a Loved One is Diagnosed with Dementia

Talking about what your family member wants is one of the most effective ways to ensure your loved one's wishes are honored

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Why an Action Plan Can Help You Manage Your Loved One’s Dementia Care

Breaking down goals into small, manageable steps can help you handle the challenges you may face as a caregiver

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Where to Find the Right Caregiver Support Group

Support groups can help caregivers feel less isolated and more able to cope with challenges

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