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Woman helps her elderly parent walk outside.

3 Ways Caregivers Can Improve a Relationship

The shift in the relationship that occurs when a parent becomes disabled is an uneasy one for parent and child alike. The crucial issue is often one of control.

Daughter pushes her dad in wheelchair while her mom takes her arm.

Caregiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing, Families Say

Having a devoted family caregiver can be invaluable for the person who needs help. But for the caregivers themselves there are benefits—and burdens.

Has Your Loved One Accused You of Stealing?

Memory loss can cause some dementia sufferers to wrongly accuse a caregiver of stealing.

Celebrating Love: Dementia Caregivers Speak Up

Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays have traditionally been celebrated with balloons, gifts, cards, parties, and food. Sadly, when dementia enters into the picture, such general mayhem may overwhelm a person already confused by his or her s...

Why Family Meals Help

Eating meals with your loved one may improve his or her quality of life.

Valentine's Day When Your Spouse Doesn't Know You

This Valentine’s Day, millions of spouses will be masking their pain as they struggle to celebrate a day dedicated to love. Their husband or wife who has dementia either doesn’t understand what the day is about or, worse yet, doesn’t recognize them f...

7 Tips for Working with New Nursing Home Staff

Sometimes a person with Alzheimer’s disease has to be placed in a nursing home. At this point, the caregiver’s job switches from day-to-day care to being an advocate. While this is a different role, it is a very important since your interactions with ...