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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

By The Candid 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?

By The Candid Caregiver

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.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

When the Caregiver Has a Chronic Condition, Too

While you’re caring for others with chronic conditions, you’re not immune to one yourself. Some days you are forced to push through caring for others, while you yourself are suffering.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Fresh Outlook Can Help Caregivers

It’s common for caregivers to feel stressed about constant changes as well as numbed by the sameness of needing to focus on the care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By The Candid Caregiver

Let Patients Help: An Interview With ‘e-Patient Dave’ deBronkart

After his experience with kidney cancer, Dave became the infamous ‘e-Patient Dave’ – a leading voice for a movement to empower and engage people with medical conditions to become active participants in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

7 Ways to Care for Yourself When You're a Caregiver

Caregiving can really take a toll on you — physically and emotionally. It's just as important to care for youself, as it is to care for someone else. Here are some simple ways to show some self-care.

By The Candid Caregiver