Caregiving

Caregiving

The Gift of Life: Becoming a Living Organ Donor

Hundreds of millions of people have registered to serve as organ donors when they die. But not everyone will get…

Caregiving

Is This Normal?

Thickened, discolored nails happen often with age. One of the most common causes is a fungal infection called onychomycosis, which…

Caregiving

Are You Making These Blood Pressure Mistakes?

In 2018, Sean Stocker, PhD, director of Basic and Translational Research at the University of Pittsburgh Hypertension Center, conducted an…

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The Promise of Palliative Care

Palliative care can significantly improve the quality of life for people living with serious illnesses. This care provides life-changing relief…

Common Threads

How to Keep A Loved One Safe When They’re in the Hospital

Here we go again… the phone rings, and an elderly relative has fallen and is being taken by ambulance to…

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Smart Ways to Deal with Your Loved One’s Doctors

For caregivers who must take charge at a patient’s doctor appointment, the “rules” aren’t always clear. What you need to know…

Caregiving

Hospice Can Help Family Members, Too

While hospice provides care mainly for a person who is terminally ill, many services are also available to help family…

Caregiving

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…