Caregiving

Edward Grinnan on Alzheimer's vaccine

Would You Take a Vaccine That Prevents Alzheimer’s?

As medical treatment evolves, here are some questions to answer.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Loved One Cool Indoors This Summer

When the sun’s beating down, older adults are at increased risk for heat-related problems—even at home.

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How to Help When Your Loved One is Depressed

As a caregiver, you’re in a unique position to spot mood changes and to intervene.

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Edward Grinnan

Shopping with a List—For the First Time

Maybe it was time to accept that everyone forgets stuff as they age.

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What to Know About Managing Your Loved One’s Medications

Vigilance and organization are key to ensuring that prescriptions are taken safely and effectively.

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Edward Grinnan on shopping for supplements

Shopping for Hope in the Vitamin Store

Supplements may help, but God’s love is a sure thing.

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Edward and Gracie in the woods

Why Our Memories Are So Important to Us

An overwhelming response from Guideposts readers about how we remember, how we forget and the enduring presence of God.

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How Creative Expression Can Improve Your Loved One’s Well-Being

Participating in the arts offers a host of physical, mental and social benefits for older adults.

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4 Tips to Help Your Loved One Overcome Social Isolation

It’s vital for older adults to stay connected despite Covid-19 restrictions and other barriers.

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11 Tips to Venture Out with a Loved One Who Has Memory Loss

Plan successful outings, while supporting your loved ones’ physical and mental well-being. 

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5 Ways to Give Back on Father’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating the day as your dad’s caregiver, or honoring his memory, consider these special ways to return and share his love.

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Stress Busters for Caregivers

Before the daily demands of caregiving exact a toll on your well-being, consider these techniques to regroup and unwind.

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Walking in the woods with Gracie

Caregiving: A Burden of Love

Recalling a mother’s devotion for her son, while exploring the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

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Norm and Candace Stolpe; photo by Mike Roemer

The Spiritual Rewards of Caregiving

Whether it’s a spouse with Alzheimer’s, a child with cancer, or a parent with Parkinson’s, three family caregivers share their most important takeaways.

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