Helping others

Wally the alligator and his caretaker.
Service Animals

Meet Wally, the Emotional Support Alligator

The five-foot-long alligator enjoys watching television, rummaging the kitchen cupboard and bringing joy to others.

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Dot and Trouper hanging out at the beach.
Service Animals

How Trouper the Raccoon Changed Her Life

This animal rehabber has rescued many creatures before, but this raccoon was different. 

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Maddie McGarvey
Pets

How The Good News Llamas Spread God's Love

Tom Ross always felt like he and his wife, Judy, should be doing something more with their lives, so he decided to buy some llamas. Judy was skeptical, but when she saw how these animals helped others, it not only changed her view but their lives as well.

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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

Discovering what’s behind your loved one’s repetitive questions can help you manage them.

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A caregiver engaged in conversation with her loved one on a bench outside.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

What to Know About Wandering in People with Dementia

A potential symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering behavior can stem from a search for safety and reassurance.

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A woman with her stuffed bear and a caregiver.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

6 Practical Ways to Resolve Sleep Issues

Watching your loved one’s caffeine intake and offering a stuffed animal to cuddle are possible solutions.

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A woman smiling as she spends time outdoors in the sunlight.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

5 Approaches to Sleep Regulation for Someone with Severe Dementia

Daytime “wake cues” and a bedtime routine can help your loved one get better sleep.

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A senior woman sleeping in.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

What to Do If Your Loved One with Dementia Sleeps Too Much

Changes in sleep patterns are not unusual, but check with a physician.

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A caregiver and her loved one drinking tea before bedtime.
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

8 Tips for Making Bedtime Easier

Sleep problems can affect people with dementia, but there are ways to smooth the transition from day to night.

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