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Think Outside the ‘Bud’

Flowers are nice, but here is a list of more creative ways to help someone you care about while they are in the hospital.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

The Bipolar Marriage: 9 Ways to Make It Through the Tough Times

Bipolar marriages are twice as likely to fail. Mental health writer and advocate Therese Borchard offers practical strategies for surviving the bumps.

By Therese Borchard

How to Help Your Elder in Crisis

Frequent emergencies are part of caring for an elderly spouse or parent. Thinking more like an ER doctor can help you make quick, informed decisions at a moment's notice.

By The Candid Caregiver

How to Help a Loved One Maintain Dignity With Incontinence

If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.

By The Candid Caregiver

10 Things People With Dementia Wish Their Caregivers Knew

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.

By The Candid Caregiver

Keeping Your Feet Planted During Icy Months

Rushing to stay out of cold winter weather can cause slips and falls, which can be life-altering for aging adults. Here's how to avoid these mishaps.

By The Candid Caregiver

10 Ways to Show Support for Someone With UC

Have a loved one with ulcerative colitis? Mandy, who has UC, shares what acts of kindness can really make a difference.

By Mandy Morgan

Caregiving: Could Your Body Language Be Making Your Loved One Anxious?

Our body language can communicate messages that we aren’t aware of. Carol Bradley Bursack offers guidance for caregivers.

Caregiving Humor: If We Don't Laugh We'll Cry

Humor is a powerful tool to relieve caregiving stress. Carol Bradley Bursack weighs in on the difference between laughing at someone who is struggling with dementia and the circumstances.

By The Candid Caregiver

My Mom With Dementia Won’t Let me Date

Going out on a date doesn’t feel worth the fuss this caregiver’s mom makes whenever someone picks her up for an evening out. The Candid Caregiver offers advice.

By The Candid Caregiver