Family Caregiving

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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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Dental Care and Older Adults

With vigilance and gentle guidance, you can help your loved one to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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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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Six Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Falling

Many falls are preventable, even when winter conditions make it tough to get around.

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Caregivers: Guideposts Is Here for You

Read about our resources for taking care of yourself—as well as your loved ones.

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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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4 Ways to Keep Your Loved One Active When It’s Cold Outside

The weather may be frightful but fun indoor tasks can get the mind and body moving.

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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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4 Ways to Help Your Loved One Head Safely into Winter

With the challenges of Covid, it’s important to prepare now to combat health risks.

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Restoring Peace and Happiness to Your Holidays Despite Covid Challenges

It’s easier to navigate the season when you lower expectations and understand your own needs.

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Suddenly She Was a Sandwich Generation Caregiver

First her daughter and her husband moved in. Then her mother-in-law. So much for her empty nest.

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Lori Durham's Advice for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

Lori Durham, who found herself with a full house and new responsibilities shortly after retirement, shares tips for caregivers in a similar situation.

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