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A veteran caregiver with more than a decade of experience offers tips for time management and shares his robust system for organizing daily tasks and reducing caregiver stress.

Do you know how stressed out you truly are? Answer a few questions to determine your level of caregiver burnout and see what resources can help reduce your strain.

Relationships are often strained when a serious illness and caregiving enter the picture. If your interactions with family members are increasingly stressful and negative, it may be time to stand up for yourself and set some boundaries.

Although caregivers are often cautioned against the dangers of burnout, there is an even more serious phenomenon called compassion fatigue that can be detrimental to both care providers and recipients.

The holidays are a busy and emotional time, but with a few simple organizational tips and reminders to be appreciative for all that you have, you can have a happy and meaningful season.

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

Family members often struggle with decisions regarding memory care. There is no downside to placing a senior with dementia in a facility too soon, however there are many consequences of waiting too long.

It is easy to get caught up in caring for others and forget to take care of yourself. However, staying healthy mentally and physically directly affects the quality of care and interaction that you are able to provide for others.

Many caregivers tend to lose sight of their value during long, difficult stints of providing care for those they love. Learn how to break out of this damaging mindset and assert your worth with these dos and don’ts.

It's not just another buzzword; mindfulness can be extremely beneficial for caregivers who struggle to remain focused and positive while trying to meet a loved one’s ever-changing needs.

The holiday season is always stressful, but when you add caregiving to the mix, the season for love and sharing can become almost too much to handle. Here's how Charlie and I cope.

New research on how men and women respond differently to life’s stress-inducing events may enhance coping techniques and could even help save lives.

A new study has found that women with certain personality traits may have double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

My husband’s diagnosis brought forth a host of emotions. I was new to caregiving and seeing him suffer was causing me to crack. The only place I was free to be afraid and cry quickly became my refuge.

Adult day care is an all-too-often underused service by those taking care of elderly loved ones. But for dementia caregivers, these services may help significantly reduce stress, says a new study.

I meditate at least twice every day. Once -- and by far the most helpful -- in my own strange, wacky way; another by following specific instructions. Both help me.

After years of caregiving, it may seem as though stress is the new normal, but there are positive personal changes that arise from taking care of a loved one.

From one caregiver to another, you must develop ways to relieve your stress. Here's how to find what works best for you.

A new study attempts to shed light on whether caregiving is good or bad for health; leading to some surprising results.

Caregiver burnout doesn't always happen all at once--it often sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Learning how to recognize and manage the signs of increasing stress can keep you from becoming overwhelmed.
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