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Caregiver’s Checklist for Medical Visits

What you need to know—from health care proxies to online patient portals

Caregiving

Caregiver’s Guide to Doctors’ Visits

Declining health and practitioner bias mean your parent may not be getting the best care if they visit doctors alone.

Caregiving

What to Do When a Dementia Patient Is Hard to Handle: Caregiving Secrets

Caregiving for a dementia patient is never easy. But the right mindset will help defuse the troubling behaviors that often occur. Read on…

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…

Caregiving

Tools and Tips When Just One Hand Is Working

It would take far more than 10 fingers to count all the tasks we use our hands to accomplish each…

Common Threads

Where Angels on Earth Reside

Angels on earth. There are movies and stories about them. Selfless souls who bring light and love wherever they go.…

Caregiving

6 Common Medical Tests Most People Don’t Need

They Can Even Be Harmful You expect your doctor to order tests during routine checkups or to investigate unexplained symptoms.…

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Caregiver Dementia: It’s Real

People who provide prolonged care to family members living with dementia often develop dementia symptoms themselves, including memory loss and…

Caregiving

DICE Promises to Improve Life for Dementia Patients and Caregivers

Although we casually think of Alzheimer’s as memory loss, any caregiver will tell you that it’s far more than that—depression,…

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Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

What You Must Know The vast majority of Americans would rather remain in their homes than move to an ­assisted-living…

Losing Weight

Supporting Partners of Cancer Patients

It's a well-known fact that cancer patients face a mountain of physical and psychological challenges in their treatment and recovery...…