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Caregiving Pain: What’s in a Name?

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.

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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.

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.

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Gift Ideas for the Caregiver in Your Life

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are managing the demands of caregiving and juggling the hustle and bustle of this festive time of year. Here are nine great gift ideas for those caring for others.

Woman caregiving for senior mother.

10 Things to Do as a Caregiver When You Feel Like You're Not Keeping Up

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.

Male caregiver.

What It’s Like to Grow Up As A Caregiver

When a parent falls ill in your youth, you tend to adapt to the caregiver role much earlier in life — but that doesn’t make the road of caregiving ahead any easier. Dr. Barry Jacobs talks about his experience as caregiver from teens to today.

Burnt out caregiver.

Caregiver Burnout Is Real, And Brutal

Many Americans are caring for several people at a time — sometimes both of their aging and ailing parents, children, and even spouses with chronic conditions. How do you do it all without completely burning out?

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Bladder Cancer Caregiving Is a Partnership

Caregiving for a loved one with bladder cancer can strengthen your connection to each other, adding a new dimension to your relationship.

Woman caring for husband in wheelchair and grandchildren.

So Many People to Care For, But Only One Caregiver

Inevitably, more than one person in your life is going to need caring at the same time. Whether it’s your dad, and your mother-in-law, and maybe even your husband — let’s face it, it’s hard to juggle them all. Here are some tips.

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8 Tips for Coping With Anxiety as a Caregiver

Hobbies, journaling, exercise, can all help when handling anxiety as a caregiver. Our caregiving expert shares these and more tips.