August 13, 2018
Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. But millions of parents, children, siblings, partners, friends, neighbors, sisters, daughters and sons put their lives on hold to take care of someone […]
August 3, 2018
It appears that owning a pet can be very good for you! For seniors, it can literally save lives. What kinds of pets and how to go about owning a pet are considerations as well as […]
August 1, 2018
Can you keep the love light shining after your partner’s brain has begun to dim? Just ask Denise Tompkins of Naperville, Ill., married 36 years to John, now 69, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
July 30, 2018
Caregiving can begin with a moment’s notice, as Beth discovered. Her elderly mother, widowed and living independently in the Midwest, had suffered a disabling stroke. Beth, the youngest of six children, willingly responded since she lived […]
July 27, 2018
Mother’s Day is over but there’s still time to get her a gift. Perhaps you forgot a card or a gift, maybe your mother doesn’t live near you and you want to send her something.
July 26, 2018
Each time I make a house call, I stay much longer than I should. I can’t leave because my patient is holding my hand, or because she’s telling me, not for the first time, about when […]
July 24, 2018
It can be difficult to determine whether a loved one with dementia needs help with commonplace activities of daily living, and even harder to arrive at a decision as to what level of care they need.
July 18, 2018
Being a caregiver is a big job, even when the one you’re helping is a spouse or loved one.
July 17, 2018
10 most useful things to know in caregiving—not only for myself but also for Les.
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