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Caregiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing, Families Say

Having a devoted family caregiver can be invaluable for the person who needs help. But for the caregivers themselves there are benefits—and burdens.

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House Calls: Mental Health Care at Home

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Feeling Grief, Relief, and Guilt as Caregiving Ends

A mix of emotions is common for caregivers when caregiving responsibilities are over. Here are some coping strategies.

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How to Spot the Signs of Deadly Sepsis

Sepsis affects more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. each year. But many don’t know the signs of this deadly medical emergency.

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Nursing Home Care May Be Less Costly Than You Think

While a nursing home stay may be nothing to look forward to, it is rarely as expensive as many of us fear, according to a new report.

John Drake and Caregiver in Peru in 2011

Alzheimer’s Care in Peru: Better? Part 2

Alzheimer’s Care as Delivered in Peru vs. the U.S.

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Alzheimer’s Care in Peru: Better? Part 1

Alzheimer’s Care as Delivered in Peru vs. the U.S.

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Caregiving on the Go: Dealing With Airport Stress

Traveling with an older family member can be a journey into intense caregiving. Here’s what I learned.

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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

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Will Medicare Pay for That?

Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn’t cover everything. This quiz could help you avoid some costly surprises.