The leading scientific organization in the U.S. calls for greater recognition and support for family caregivers, the bedrock of our elder care system.
November is Family Caregivers Month. Learn about a set of "I shoulds" that can make even the most conscientious caregiver feel bad.
Providing care for a loved one with dementia can significantly raise the caregiver's risk of heart disease, depression, even dementia.
When "Mom loved you best!" and "What's best for Mom?" collide, putting aside old resentments is a necessary first step.
Families often are confused about whether a loved one's Alzheimer’s disease is "in the genes."
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Here are some great ways to honor these people who do so much for elderly loved ones.
Today, more than half of family caregivers are also in the workforce. How can they successfully balance their two roles?
Family caregivers do so much for their loved ones that they sometimes neglect their own health—and that could put them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Few people realize that today millions of children under the age of 18 are providing care for older loved ones.
Suddenly, you’re a family caregiver! Now what? Experienced caregivers share some of their secrets.
Summer is almost over and the kids are heading back to school. For empty nesters, fall is the perfect season to take a vacation! Popular destinations and attractions are not as crowded, while the weather is still pleasant.
These caregivers assist their spouses with medication management and many other medical/nursing tasks.
Family caregivers are some of the busiest people around! These people who provide care for elderly or disabled relatives spend hours making sure their loved one is safe and well-cared for, often juggling work and other family responsibilities. Extra time to spend on their own needs is a scarce commodity.
Today’s family structure is more diverse than ever before. Families come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional nuclear families to multigenerational households to collections of people who choose to live as a family. Just as families are changing, caregiving also is changing. But one thing never changes: Older adults value their independence. Yet many seniors need help from others to be safe at home. They rely on spouses, adult children and other relatives who provide hands-on assistance and coordinate their care.