* Roles & Responsibilities

January 16, 2018

Multiple Roles: Handling the Guilt

There are many stresses and strains in the relationship between adult children and their aging parents, but one of the greatest of these stresses is the daily responsibility of caregiving. Providing hands-on care, food, shelter, clothing, […]
January 15, 2018

Caregivers: Safety Begins at Home

If you’re among America’s 54 million caregivers, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, […]
January 11, 2018

How to Be Supportive to Friends Experiencing Loss

Loss is an inescapable part of life. Whether we’ve lost someone to death, or are going through a living loss such as divorce, retirement, a life-threatening illness, a debilitating injury or a life-altering condition like dementia or addiction, […]
January 10, 2018

More Than Reminiscing by Caregivers

As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. We […]
January 5, 2018

Challenges Affecting Family Caregivers

Caregiving in our society affects individuals of all races, lifestyles, and incomes. As our population ages, a growing number of American adults will serve as caregivers for loved ones who are disabled and/or suffering from a […]
January 3, 2018

How People With Dementia Can Live at Home Longer by Caregiver

Gladys Gerben was always a loner, a trait that grew more pronounced after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about four years ago. She was adamant that she would never leave her home of 30 years, […]
December 28, 2017

The Health Care and Caregiving Our Parents Need

You’ve likely heard how the Republicans’ Obamacare legislation might have profound effects on older Americans. Health insurance premiums could be up to five times higher than those of younger people (up from three times today), for […]
December 27, 2017

Caregivers: 4 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Parent to Assisted Living

With the boomer generation aging into their 50s, 60s and 70s and many of their parents now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, there is an increasing need for long-term care. Most older Americans would stay […]
December 15, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising grandchildren have received considerable attention in recent years. Many observers perceive grandparent care to be a growing phenomenon. Nearly six million children and 1.5 million grandparents currently live in grandparent-grandchild households. One in five […]

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