Cindy Laverty is a Caregiver Coach and Founder of The Care Company, an online support website for family caregivers. Through programs, coaching and products, Cindy is dedicated to empowering family caregivers.

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Giving your mother’s belongings to others in the family after she goes into a nursing home is a kind and loving gesture.

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It is best to approach your husband with facts and information if he isn't being sensitive and understanding of your mother's Alzheimer's disease.

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Although changes in a loved one’s abilities may not be readily apparent, dementia and driving are a dangerous mix. Use these tips to tackle the issue of unsafe driving with a dementia patient.

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As we age, eating often becomes more of a chore than a pleasure. Look for these signs that a senior is not eating well and use these tips to prevent malnutrition.

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Caregiver question: Dad can't care for mom alone anymore, but refuses to put her in assisted living. Can adult children intervene when one parent needs more care?

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To deal with working while caring for an elderly family member, if an employer does not understand your caregiving situation, talk to them, but have a plan first.

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It can be hard to know what the proper gift is for an aging relative or elderly loved one. Stop agonizing and enjoy the process of giving a gift to an elderly someone you love. What matters is the giving.

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Managing stress while caregiving is a hard thing to do and most family caregivers are afraid to ask for help. Here's a caregiving expert's take on what new caregivers should know when you feel the stress of being a caregiver.

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Family caregivers often fixate on the many ways in which their situations could be improved. Common desires include more time, help, and money, but the real first step toward curing caregiver burnout is a change in attitude.

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When caregivers enter a downward spiral of trying to fix everything that is wrong with their elderly parents, it leads to hopelessness, frustration and exhaustion. That’s when caregiver burnout strikes.

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This is my story about how I committed to caregiving, adapted to my role, overcame caregiver burnout, and learned to thrive despite the many hurdles and setbacks I faced.

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In both caregiving and football, the pressure is intense and teamwork can make all the difference. As the primary caregiver, you are the leader of a team that is working cooperatively toward the goal of providing excellent care.

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The dictionary defines a caregiver as “a person who takes care of an ill or disabled child or adult,” but this explanation falls short when it comes to describing these special people. Caregivers are angels here on Earth.

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Life has its ups and downs, but how we handle the latter can really affect our physical and mental health. Instead of bottling up your feelings, try these creative ways to let off steam and wipe your emotional slate clean.

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Losing a spouse often causes negative changes in personality: grumpiness, sorrow, depression and a complete lack of gratitude.

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New caregivers often encounter one crisis after another. Learn how to recognize when your life is in crisis and tips for empowering yourself

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Caregivers can make time for happiness, even if they're looking after a loved one with constant care needs. Here are 7 ways to honor your need for happiness.

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We tend to think of temper tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teens, but even the elderly act out at times. Learn what's behind these angry outbursts and how to best handle them without losing your own temper.

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People taking care of elderly loved ones are often told to "just do your best." What does this well-intended advice really mean to a burnt out caregiver?

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Many caregivers find themselves abandoning prosperous careers to take care of their elderly loved ones. But being a caregiver doesn't mean you have to give up on your career.

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