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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.
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.
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.
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.
Flowers are nice, but here is a list of more creative ways to help someone you care about while they are in the hospital.
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.
If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.