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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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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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 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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A senior father laughing with his son in conversation outside on a wooden bench.

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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An active support group discussing their personal issues.

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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Gratitude and Positivity Can Inspire Caregiver Self Care

Follow these practical tips to take care of yourself and become a more optimistic caregiver

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout by Exercising Just Three Times a Week

Learn how regular exercise could be the key to caregiver health.

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These Retirees Were Called to Be Caregivers

For these three women, caring for the elderly has proven to be an inspiring and fulfilling second career.

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A retiree who now works as a counselor speaks to some of her young clients

6 Fun, Flexible and Fulfilling Unretirement Jobs

Many retirees today choose to stay busy; that often includes getting a part-time or full-time job. Work as a caregiver or a driver or consider one of these other vocations.

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