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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

The Emotional Toll of Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

More than 80 percent of caregivers for people with terminal cancer are under significant stress and most have worse overall health than the general population.

By Diane Domina

Should You Put a Loved One in a Nursing Home? 9 Things to Consider

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.

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

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong When You Suffer From Migraine

Migraine can be a third person in a marriage. Here are eight tips for dealing with chronic illness in your relationship and fostering intimacy as a couple.

By Jaime Sanders

Attention, Caregivers: 10 Things Not to Say to a Person With Dementia

Caregiving for dementia is full of delicate situations. Knowing how to word your responses to hard questions can improve your relationships. Start with this list.

By The Candid Caregiver

First Person, Part 2: My Husband's Colon Cancer Worsens, He Enters Hospice

In the second of two parts, Judi Ebbert writes about the end of her husband’s cancer story.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

First Person, Part 1: My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

In the first of two parts, Judi Ebbert, who usually writes for HealthCentral about the science of medicine, writes from a personal place: her own story of caregiving for her husband during his colon cancer journey.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Tips For Surviving When Your Spouse Has Advanced Colon Cancer

Stay active, be aware of potential financial issues, and talk to others experiencing the same cancer journey to lessen the anxiety and depression associated with caregiving for a loved one with advanced cancer, Judi counsels. Her husband died of cancer in 2001.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Caregiver or Care Partner? How Terminology Evolves With Awareness

Care partner implies that the person who is living with the disease and the person providing care are equal and that is as it should be. But this isn’t always the case, so when are you a caregiver, and when are you a care partner?

By The Candid Caregiver