Tips, guidance, and stories from others who understand the world of caregiving, whether for your aging parents, spouse, children with chronic illness, or as your career.
Here’s how people living with Alzheimer’s disease, and their families, can prepare for the future.
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.
A friend recently faced the task of letting her mother, who has mid-level dementia, know that the mother’s elderly brother had died. This death was not unexpected, but when a person has dementia and short-term memory loss is a problem, the news would ...
Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.
Lewy Body Dementia: Caregivers Talk About Experiences, Frustrations, Adjustments
How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.
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.
Being the caregiver for an aging parent who doesn’t want help takes a slow, careful approach to get maximum cooperation.
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.
Here’s how to maintain their dignity and offer choices.
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.
Results of the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial, a randomized, controlled study conducted in the United Kingdom, suggest that moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength training doesn’t slow cognitive decline and may worsen symptoms ...
Seniors with gout, a painful condition caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, have a 17 to 20 percent higher-than-normal risk for dementia, according to a recent study.
A Swedish study reports that job strain is associated with an almost 50 percent increased risk of a-fib.