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.
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.
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.
Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.
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.
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.