Latest Articles by The Candid Caregiver
Caregiving Pain: What’s in a Name?
Having a person with dementia forget your name is among the most painful parts of the illness and caregiving. A veteran caregiver shares stories to help you feel less alone and tips for handling the hurt.
If Your Aging Parent Needs Help but Won’t Accept it: Proceed With Caution
Being the caregiver for an aging parent who doesn’t want help takes a slow, careful approach to get maximum cooperation.
How to Stay Positive While Caregiving
When surrounded by illness and burdened by menial tasks, it can be easy for caregivers to slide into negative thinking. Here are some practical strategies to stay positive.
Your Parent With Dementia Needs Help, but Won't Admit It
Here’s how to maintain their dignity and offer choices.
Is Your Aging Parent on Too Many Meds?
The older people get, the more prescriptions they take to stay healthy. That's not always a good thing. Find out how to keep your loved ones safe.
How to Deal With Resentment of Family Members Who Don't Pitch In
How to breach the delicate issue of when siblings don't pitch in? Here are some practical pointers that help save your health and relationships.
Moments of Clarity: How Loved Ones Living With Dementia Can Surprise Us
It’s not unheard of to enjoy a glimpse of your elder as they were before. Carol Bradley Bursack shares how to cherish these thrilling moments of clarity.
Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?
From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.