Advice for Caregivers

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5 Tips for Better Virtual Connection with Your Loved One

When Covid-19 restrictions keep you apart, try making the most of other forms of communication.

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3 Common Guilt “Triggers” That Caregivers Face

When you understand and acknowledge this crippling emotion, you can begin to move on from it.

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Caregiving Advice from a Critical Care Nurse

Paul Fockler, a critical care nurse, discusses the challenges that caregivers confront and offers advice on the importance of caregiver self-care.

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Have You Become the Family Caregiver?

Acknowledging your role can help you begin to relieve some stress and strain.

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Caring for a Parent When Your Relationship Has Been Strained

Whether you assume a hands-on or a backseat role, caregiving may offer an opportunity for healing.

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Battling Caregiver Sleep Deprivation: What Can You Do?

When your loved one has dementia, it can make nighttime rocky, but there are ways to improve both your sleep routines.

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Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers to Return to the Workplace During Covid-19

For parents who care for their own parents, transitioning back to on-site work requires creative thinking.

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Is It Time to Step in and Give Your Older Loved One More Support?

Asking “How do I know if …?” questions can help you identify problems and good solutions.

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Make Sure Your Loved One’s Diet Is Healthy Despite Covid-19 Challenges

Proper nutrition is crucial for older adults. Follow these tips to help your loved one maintain healthy eating habits.

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10 Ways to Develop Patience as a Caregiver

Breathe, step away and refocus—you won’t regret it.

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How to Take Care of Yourself as a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Juggling the care of your children and an aging loved one calls for a dose of help.

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Aging Alone After Your Caregiving Journey Ends

The knowledge you’ve gained while caring for your loved one can help you prepare you to age well.

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6 Traits of a Good In-Home Caregiver

Knowledge, commitment and an ability to find joy are among the attributes of an effective professional caregiver.

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Are You Caring for Yourself as a Family Caregiver?

Ignoring your own health is a common and serious hazard of caregiving, but you can take steps today to protect your well-being.

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