Sandy Morris was married for 32 years and was her disabled husband's caregiver for the last 15 years of their marriage. Working in the senior services sector for the last three years, her experiences on both sides of the caregiver equation allow her to provide valuable information on everything from VA benefits to common caregiver challenges.

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I'm Sandy Morris. I cared for my husband for 15 years following his cancer diagnosis, and I have been working in the elder care industry for 3 years. I'm excited to be able to share my experiences and provide helpful information for other caregivers.

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Most individuals over 65 take multiple prescriptions every day, which can pack a serious financial punch. A veteran caregiver shares her strategies for finding and buying competitively priced medicines.

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Caring for a loved one who is dying often forces caregivers to come to terms with their mortality. Although death is a touchy subject, it is important for both caregivers and their loved ones to be able to express their feelings about this natural event.

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Individuals who have chronic conditions and live in states where marijuana is legal for medical use may benefit from this alternative treatment.

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Should terminally ill patients be able to voluntarily end their life? There are many ethical implications regarding this hotly debated topic, but many proponents of the right-to-die stress how such a choice can help patients avoid unnecessary suffering.

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Memory care facilities provide increased levels of care and safety for individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. This list of core concerns can help you efficiently evaluate each facility you consider.

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Finding the right facility can make the transition process easier for all individuals involved. While researching, assess your loved one’s needs, budget, and personal preferences to ensure you make the best choice.

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Although elderly and disabled care recipients are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, family caregivers can also be targets of verbal and physical mistreatment. What can a caregiver do when they are being victimized by their patient?

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Adult day care centers give caregivers a break from around-the-clock care and provide peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands. There are varying levels of adult day care that cater to seniors’ specific needs.

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Boundaries are built into every relationship, but when a person is in a caregiving situation, these lines can quickly fall by the wayside. Don't let fear, guilt or obligation prevent you from having some control over your life.

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For patients who are uninsured or have high deductibles, lab work and imaging services can be extremely costly. Fortunately, cheaper options are available that use out-of-pocket payment instead of health insurance.

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One of the best forms of "help" a caregiver can ask for is basic moral support. Knowing that someone acknowledges and understands their hard work can be the difference between success and total burnout. A social network is a must for family caregivers.

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Although family members are hesitant and even resistant to placing their loved one with dementia in adult day care or an assisted living facility, these settings offer plenty of engaging and useful activities that can enhance their quality of life.

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A number of diseases and conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. This can interfere with a person's activity levels and even cause depression. It is important to know what kind of equipment is available and what can work best for your loved one.

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Donated brain tissue is a scarce, but valuable resource for doctors and researchers who are trying to devise preventative measures and treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological conditions. Knowing more about how this process benefits science and humanity can make the decision to donate an easy one.