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.
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, so don't be so hard on yourself about the smaller care items for your loved ones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who writes as the Candid Caregiver as well as focusing on dementia.
A safe place for all caregivers, of any condition area or caregiving level, to go for candid yet professional guidance from veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack.
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.