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If Your Aging Parent Needs Help but Won’t Accept it: Proceed With Caution

Being the caregiver for an aging parent who doesn’t want help takes a slow, careful approach to get maximum cooperation.

senior woman with young caregiver

How to Stay Positive While Caregiving

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.

Seniors drinking coffee outdoors.

They Just Want to Help

How to communicate with your loved ones so you get the support you need for your psoriatic disease without sacrificing your relationship along the way.

Sisters making dinner for their senior father.

How to Deal With Resentment of Family Members Who Don't Pitch In

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.

Alzheimers Authors showcasing their books.

Horses and Writing Kept This Caregiver Afloat

Ann Campanella’s dual struggle with miscarriage and caring for her mother with Alzheimer's led her to write a book and later to become an advocate for authors like her.

Middle age friends having a discussion in a living room.

Why Language Matters With Dementia

Words like "suffering" and "patient" place dementia in a tragedy narrative and make it difficult for the caregiver to stay positive.

Home caregivers meeting with woman.

Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?

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.

Woman writing a letter in a journal.

Letter to Myself: On Becoming a Compassionate Caregiver

Veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack shares her history of caregiving and offers her younger self the compassion and advice she so often tells others.

Visiting husband in hospital.

Think Outside the ‘Bud’

Flowers are nice, but here is a list of more creative ways to help someone you care about while they are in the hospital.

Senior wife hugging husband in a wheelchair.

How to Help Your Elder in Crisis

Frequent emergencies are part of caring for an elderly spouse or parent. Thinking more like an ER doctor can help you make quick, informed decisions at a moment's notice.