When a life-altering stroke struck her otherwise healthy husband, Kathi Koll’s life changed in an instant. She ultimately used her experience as his caregiver to start a foundation to help caregivers in need.
Ever wish you could peer inside the brain of your loved one with dementia? Carol Bradley Bursack helps caregivers understand the thoughts of those with dementia.
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.
Caregiving is a tough job no matter who it’s for — but when you’re caring for your spouse, it can be especially challenging, not to mention heart breaking. We recognize this tough transition in your relationship and wanted to give you some tips.
You may have been through some tough times in your relationship but heading into years of caregiving for your parents can test your marriage more than anything you've experienced. Here are some ways to cope — and keep your marriage in the forefront.
The only way to truly train to be a caregiver is to be put in their shoes — or, in some cases, their wheel chair. But unfortunately (or, fortunately), you can’t, so a virtual reality is the next best (or worst) thing. It’s the most humbling experience a caregiver can have.
As caregivers, we may get frustrated and complacent in our care, but it may snap you back to reality after taking a virtual reality tour where you’re made to feel like the one on the other side — the one with dementia.
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.
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.
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.