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Technology Can Boost Care for Seniors and Offer Caregivers Peace of Mind

How to help their parents understand that technology is not only easy to use but doesn’t have to be intrusive.

By The Candid Caregiver

Caregiver Gifts: Creative Ways to Show Appreciation

If you ask any caregiver what they want, they're likely to say "more time in the day," or "a clone machine." If you're looking for more tangible (read: Possible) options, though, consider these thoughtful treats that say, you're cared about, too.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Adults

Practical, enjoyable gift ideas for friends and family living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What I Wish I Knew Earlier About My Mom's Dementia

A look back provides advice on the feelings of loss, confusion, and tension associated with caring for a parent with dementia.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Alzheimer's: 3 Things Siblings Must Do to Stay Sane

Devising a plan is critical to keep stress from straining relationships between siblings.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Should You Take Your Kids to Visit Grandma at the Nursing Home?

Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Discussing Future Living Arrangements with Aging Parents

When is the right time to talk with your parents about where they want to live in their old age, and how you can help?

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Tax Expert Tips for Family Caregivers

Caregivers should develop a method of tracking out of pocket expenses for loved ones. One reason is that, for some, they could be taken off of their taxes.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack

3 Ways Caregivers Can Improve a Relationship

The shift in the relationship that occurs when a parent becomes disabled is an uneasy one for parent and child alike. The crucial issue is often one of control.

By Ronni Sandroff