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What Caregivers Need

No one plans to be a caregiver…and few people are prepared when it suddenly happens. What Caregivers Need shares insider tips and frontline medical strategies—based on author Marcy Cottrell Houle’s 14 years as caregiver for her aging parents—to help others navigate this challenging but rewarding journey.

What Caregivers Need

How to Make Hearing Aids Work for the Ones You Love

Good hearing is essential to good health but many people resist hearing aids. Here, how caregivers can make hearing aids work for their loved ones.

What Caregivers Need

Hospitals Traps for Seniors

Caregivers must be vigilant when a loved one is hospitalized. How to keep your loved one from becoming weak…disoriented…sleep-deprived, dehydrated and more.

What Caregivers Need

Write Your Life Story: The Best Gift for Children and Grandchildren

While you still remember—questions to you get started sharing your life story with the people you love…and for caregivers to get their loved ones talking.

What Caregivers Need

Caregivers: Take Care of Your Brain

Caregiving is hard, draining work, but you can’t neglect yourself in the process. Here, the four keys to maintaining your brain health. Make the time!

What Caregivers Need

Caregivers: Know the Signs of Dehydration

My father nearly died from dehydration—and the care-facility staff missed the signs, thinking it was his Alzheimer’s. How to protect your loved one.

What Caregivers Need

What Caregivers Need: The Six Steps to Self-Care

One of my favorite caregivers of my mother once expressed, “Caregiving is not a hard job; it is a heart…

What Caregivers Need

Caregivers Need Sleep Too!

Try these five pill-free remedies for achieving a restorative night’s sleep…and wake up with the energy you need to accomplish all the demands on your time.

What Caregivers Need

When a Loved One Is in the Hospital: 3 Most Important Terms

It’s something nobody wants to think about: Going to the hospital. The fact remains, though, that older people can wind…