Family Caregiving

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Meeting Your Mom’s Needs on Mother’s Day When She Has Memory Loss

A geriatric doctor, who cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s, shares tips to keep your celebration simple and flexible.

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5 Signs Your Senior Loved One Feels Isolated and Lonely

Trouble sleeping, withdrawal and changes in appearance are just a few of the things caregivers should watch out for.

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Do You Consider Yourself a Caregiver?

Acknowledging your role can help to ease the burden of your responsibilities.

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8 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Loved One’s Care Team

Prepare in advance to get the information you need.

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How Helping Others Can Be Its Own Reward

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to give more for those who need it.

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7 Ways to Support a Loved One in Financial Trouble

A family caregiving expert shares why it's important and how to help your loved one manage their finances. 

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How to Add Humor to Your Caregiving Routine

When dementia caused her mom to disconnect from her, Dani Klein Modisett did what came naturally: She hired a comedian.

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How Could She Best Care for Her Widowed Father During the Pandemic?

They made a new guest suite for him. But was he ready to give up his independence?

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Are You Too Hard on Yourself as a Caregiver?

Check out these 8 tips—from a licensed clinical social worker—on how to overcome this common, self-defeating mindset.

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When the Caregiver Needs Caregiving: What If You Can’t Be There for Your Loved One?

An Alzheimer’s support expert shares 5 tips to prepare in case something happens to you.

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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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Caregiving and Its Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

Once you acknowledge and accept your feelings, you can learn to channel them in positive ways.

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This Caregiver Helped Her Husband Return to His Photography

Their life revolved around visits to the doctor, but rediscovering nature photography sparked a sense of adventure and hope.

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Spousal Caregiving: 5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Strengthen the bond with your spouse by renegotiating your roles, finding new hobbies and more.

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