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.
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.
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.
The only way to truly train to be a caregiver is to be put in their shoes — or, in some cases, their wheel chair. But unfortunately (or, fortunately), you can’t, so a virtual reality is the next best (or worst) thing. It’s the most humbling experience a caregiver can have.
As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.
Before you beat yourself up because your mom or dad have shaggy hair or haven't been to the dentist in way too long – take a look in the mirror. You may be overdue on some things for yourself, too.
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.
Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.
Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?
Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.