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.
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.
How to breach the delicate issue of when siblings don't pitch in? Here are some practical pointers that help save your health and relationships.
It’s not unheard of to enjoy a glimpse of your elder as they were before. Carol Bradley Bursack shares how to cherish these thrilling moments of clarity.
Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.
From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.
Veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack shares her history of caregiving and offers her younger self the compassion and advice she so often tells others.
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.