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George and his mother
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National Relaxation Day is August 15th

  National Relaxation Day is a day to slow down, unwind and take time for yourself. (Even as caregivers). Relaxation can be difficult to come by for caregivers. Some caregivers ...
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What is a Code Silver? How it Works, State Information, and More

A Silver Alert is a safety alert issued when older adults are missing. It’s similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children. Here’s a look at how a Silver Alert works, ...
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Caregiver 101: What is the Sandwich Generation?

Have you ever felt like the fraying rope in a never-ending game of tug-of-war? Your parents are on one side and your children are on the other. Both want and need your attention ...
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50 Best Alzheimer’s Support Groups in Indiana: 50 Local Support Groups for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and Family Members

Support groups are beneficial for caregivers in countless ways. Not only do they pull you out of isolation and give you a break from your caregiving duties, but they give you the ...
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Coping Strategies for Cerebral Palsy Caregivers

While children and adults with cerebral palsy have varying degrees of limitations and abilities, some individuals need a lot of care and cannot live independently. Caring for ...
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I'm Fine Right Here in My Chair, Thank You

Do you worry about your loved one being isolated, or even feel that way yourself as the caregiver? If so, you’re not alone. People with a chronic illness and their family ...
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Protecting Yourself if a Relationship Turns Abusive

Doug, age 75, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease three years ago. His wife, Sandy, died after a valiant battle with breast cancer a year after his diagnosis. Since then, Doug ...
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Life After Caregiving: Finding Your New Normal

With my eyes still closed, the sleep fog begins to lift and the fact that it’s Saturday creeps into my awareness. Saturdays are the days I make the three-hour drive to visit my 81 ...
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The Selflessness of Self-Care

  A math question for you about care: if you are a family caregiver to one person, how many people do you care for? If you answered two, you can stop reading. If you answered one, ...
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Dementia Caregiving: I told you that yesterday! Remember?

  Karen called her mom, Mary, from the car to let her know she would be there in 5 minutes and would pick her up out front.Mary said, “You are coming here? Are we going somewhere?”
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Is a family caregiver liable for his mother's debt after her death?

Say you're the primary family member who has taken care of a parent or spouse for the last several years. When they die, will you get stuck with their bills?
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8 Tips for Caregivers Who Assist a Family Member with Multiple Sclerosis

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 10 years ago, my husband became my primary caregiver, a job that consumes enormous energy and has increasingly challenged his patience.
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Financial Support for Caregivers: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care Costs, Financial Aid, and Financial Planning for Caregivers

Providing care for an aging loved one or a person with disabilities is challenging but also rewarding. Caregivers have the chance to ensure their loved one's quality of life is ...
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What is a Caregiver Affidavit?

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Lupus 101 for Caregivers

"I'm sorry, but after running some tests, we've discovered your son has lupus."
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What It Takes to Care for a Family Member with ALS

We all wish we had known him longer.
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A Legal Checklist for Caregivers

If you are the family caregiver for your mom, dad or Aunt Molly, your job doesn't stop at making sure they take their medicine and that their home is free of clutter to prevent a ...
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How to Prevent Caregiver Stress

You've taken care of your mom in your own home for two years, but you never imagined the fatigue and stress you would be feeling. You fear that If you don't get some relief soon, ...
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You've Got To Have Friends – A Support Group Unlocks the Secret to A Caregiver's Relief From Depression And Loneliness

Bethany Kandel is a New York City-based journalist and author who writes about parenting, health, breast cancer, caregiving and many other subjects. She is the mother of two grown ...
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Caregiving and Mental Health: Tips for "When You Don't Think You Can Face One More Day"

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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Photographs of My Grandfather

Saran Craig is the District Manager of the Southeast, Cape Cod & The Islands for Caregiver Homes. 
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Caregiving 101-How to be Your Own Advocate 

There are times when caregivers need to advocate for themselves or for the person they care for. Situations may range from advocating for better educational services for a child ...
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