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Ask for Help With Caregiving: Your Marriage May Depend on it

You may have been through some tough times in your relationship but heading into years of caregiving for your parents can test your marriage more than anything you've experienced. Here are some ways to cope — and keep your marriage in the forefront.

Caregiving With Humor and Honesty

Sometimes, with all the heart-heavy situations that being a caregiver brings, you just have to find a way to through it. Laugh through the pain and hardships — and do it with the person you’re caring for. That’s what author Laura Mansfield did — and then she wrote “Geezer Stories” so we can all laugh together.

8 Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Family Member

Choosing a nursing home for your loved one can be a daunting decision. It’s one thing to review the brochure, look at their website, and even visit the facility. But in order to get a real feel, these are the things you should be looking out for.

How to Deal With Embarrassment When Your Loved One Has Dementia

You think kids say the darndest things? Consider the loose words of a loved one with dementia. How to cope? Here’s some wise guidance.

What Are Bedsores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Bedsores can be much more serious than they seem — in fact, complications from bedsores can lead to death. Learn from a board certified nurse on what causes these sores and how to prevent them.

Should You Put a Loved One in a Nursing Home? 9 Things to Consider

It's one of the hardest caregiving decisions: Do I move my loved one into a nursing home? A veteran family caregiver offers nine things to consider.

What It’s Like to Grow Up As A Caregiver

When a parent falls ill in your youth, you tend to adapt to the caregiver role much earlier in life — but that doesn’t make the road of caregiving ahead any easier. Dr. Barry Jacobs talks about his experience as caregiver from teens to today.

Caregiver Burnout Is Real, And Brutal

Many Americans are caring for several people at a time — sometimes both of their aging and ailing parents, children, and even spouses with chronic conditions. How do you do it all without completely burning out?

The Moment You Become a Caregiver

When did you go from being a daughter or son, and suddenly you find yourself being a caregiver? It can be a daunting realization, but these four tips will guide you on where to start, and how to come to terms with this new role.

So Many People to Care For, But Only One Caregiver

Inevitably, more than one person in your life is going to need caring at the same time. Whether it’s your dad, and your mother-in-law, and maybe even your husband — let’s face it, it’s hard to juggle them all. Here are some tips.