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Both family caregivers and seniors may benefit from a little-known form of psychotherapy that targets the symptoms of prolonged grief and PTSD that can occur after a parent or spouse passes away.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for keeping a dementia patient calm and engaged.

A good night’s sleep can be elusive for those with multiple sclerosis. Try these solutions for reducing trips to the bathroom at night, relieving spasticity and achieving the perfect bedroom temperature for quality rest.

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

Deep breathing techniques are a simple, drug-free way for seniors and caregivers to reduce stress and anxiety and improve their physical health.

One of the most important factors in treating depression in older adults is their caregiver. Families have a rising concern when they see their aging loved one not wanting to participate in activities they once loved, or becoming isolated. A nurturing solution could be as simple as helping them re-engage with their community, family and social network. A silent cause is the fear of falling. They can become apprehensive with the possibilities that could threaten their freedom and independence.

I just returned from ten days in Florida visiting my family. My get-away was surprisingly relaxing.

When I found out I didn't have Alzheimer's, I was grateful, yet disappointed at the same time. Here's why.

Caregivers often wonder why a person with dementia will refuse to do certain things. Based on a recent experience with my own cognitive impairment, I believe I know why this happens.

Family caregivers are often frustrated when their loved ones demand constant assistance, attention or companionship. When you’re unable to get away from this role, burnout is inevitable. Use these tips to set boundaries and regain some independence.

You deserve a break, but how can you avoid spending your respite time worrying about what’s happening at home? Ample planning will ensure your loved one’s needs are met and minimize your anxiety, allowing you to fully disconnect.

I recently participated in a study to help researchers develop a "frailty index" for people over 65 and I'm not sure what to think of my results.

Caregivers often live with high anxiety, which can be transferred to the person being cared for. Try these steps to help alleviate stress and unravel the knot of anxiety.

Adult day care staff members are trained to handle dementia behaviors, including: anxiety, hallucinations, wandering and aggression.

Caregivers and combat veterans face trauma and stress on a regular basis. Their daily challenges, though different, can have a similar emotional impact.

It’s impossible to anticipate how a senior may interact with other residents and staff in settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes, but staff should be prepared to handle difficult interpersonal issues and defuse tensions.

You may not have the time or finances to hire a massage therapist, but you can still reap the benefits of a relaxing massage. Here are some self-massage techniques that you can do with everyday household items: a pencil, a sock, and two tennis balls.

No one wants to feel sad, anxious, afraid, or angry. But this attitude can make it difficult to tease out the advantages of being subjected to these emotions. The first step to finding the positive in the negative.

Your loved one suffered a heart attack and now you are wondering what to expect after a heart attack. Warning signs and symptoms that are associated with heart trouble are all abnormal after a heart attack. If your loved experiences these symptoms, get medical attention immediately.

Stress is normal for caregivers. But constant worrying, unrelenting doubts and pre-occupation with worst-case scenarios can be unproductive and even paralyzing. Recognize the triggers of anxiety, stop worrying and reduce stress in daily life.