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Caregiving

'Kick-Ass' Author’s Foundation Helps Caregivers in Need

When a life-altering stroke struck her otherwise healthy husband, Kathi Koll’s life changed in an instant. She ultimately used her experience as his caregiver to start a foundation to help caregivers in need.

Daughter walking with her father as caregiver.
Caregiving

"I Want to Go Home:" Guidance for Caregivers of Persons With Alzheimer's

It's one of the most heartbreaking statements Alzheimer's caregivers hear. Carol Bradley Bursack gives expert advice on how to respond.

Painting with friend in a class
Caregiving

The Spectrum of Alzheimer’s: An Interview With Gayatri Devi, M.D.

No two people with dementia are the same. Tune into this interview with neurologist and author Gayatri Devi, M.D. to learn about championing persons with Alzehimer’s while supporting the caregiver in a challenging role.

Smiling senior man getting a packaged delivered.
Support Systems

The Services That Will Help Seniors and Ultimately — Caregivers

You can’t do it all on your own — caregiving is like a full-time job. These services are great for taking the load off — whether it’s having groceries delivered, getting a “Lyft,” or even having medication delivered — every tiny bit of help… helps.

Man caregiving for a senior.
Caregiving

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

Mistakes are inevitable when caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's. Some are more avoidable than others. Here are guidelines to avert the most common mistakes.

Woman in a wheelchair and her husband.
Relationships

12 Tips to Help if You're Caring for Your Spouse

Caregiving is a tough job no matter who it’s for — but when you’re caring for your spouse, it can be especially challenging, not to mention heart breaking. We recognize this tough transition in your relationship and wanted to give you some tips.

Caregiving creates a rift between a married couple.
Relationships

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.

Senior friends taking a selfie having fun.
Profile

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.

Nursing home caregiver helping elderly man
Lifestyle

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.

Woman embarrassed by what her mother is saying.
Living With

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.