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  • My Wife’s Alzheimer's Transformed Our 40-Year Marriage

    When my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, we thought our life, as we knew it, was over. But we've encountered some unexpected blessings along the way.

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  • A Common Caregiver Confession: “I Secretly Wish My Ill Loved One Would Die”

    Watching a once vibrant person decline is never easy, especially when their quality of life is low. Caregivers may wish for an end, not out of cruelty, but because they are burned out and realize there is little else they can do to help their loved one.

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  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Where to Find Grief Counseling and Support Groups

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for seeking support after the death of a loved one.

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  • Where Cancer Patients and Caregivers Can Go to Find Hope

    Cancer patients and caregivers can find support and strength as they undergo treatment by staying at one of the Hope Lodge communities run by the American Cancer Society. The best part? It's free.

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  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy May Help Family Caregivers Cope with Complicated Grief

    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.

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  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Prioritizing Self-Care After a Loved One Passes Away

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for taking care of yourself throughout the grieving process.

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  • Grief & Bereavement Top Tips: Making Final Arrangements

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for making final arrangements for your loved one.

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  • A Self-Help Approach to Coping with Caregiver Stress

    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.

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  • Alone No Longer

    Isolation is an unfortunately common side effect of being a family caregiver. Youth caregivers are especially vulnerable to feeling like they are all alone in their struggle. But there are ways these caregivers can connect with and support each other

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  • Loving Yourself: A Caregiver’s Ultimate Challenge

    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.

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  • Caregivers and Patients are Life-Long Teachers

    You've heard about the value of being a "life-long learner." But, the truth is that, all of us--caregivers and patients alike--are also life-long teachers of one another.

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  • Family Caregivers Benefit From Individualized Support

    Family caregivers face singular situations and may thus benefit from individualized support, according to a new study.

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  • 19 Free and Discounted Services for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    With so many seniors living on limited incomes, finding affordable products and services is crucial. Get the inside scoop on freebies and discounts available to you and your loved one.

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  • Good Times at the Memory Café

    The Memory Café sounds like the name of a 1950s diner, but this term is the official moniker of a new breed of social gathering for seniors and their caregivers that has begun cropping up around the country. ‘Support group' is a tidy, if slightly imprecise, way of explaining the true function of a Memory Cafe. The difference between a Memory Café and a support group is that a Café gathering is more about the camaraderie and less about the disease.

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  • When Adult Grandchildren Become the Primary Caregiver

    It may surprise people to know that there are a significant number of young people barely out of their teens who have become caregivers for their grandparents. Many grandchildren caring for their grandparents come up against obstacles that are quite overwhelming for people so young.

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  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers Six Times More Likely to Develop Dementia

    Studies examining how the burdens of caregiving can affect a caregiver have resulted in a disturbing set of findings that link caregiving for people afflicted with Alzheimer's to an increased risk for developing dementia.

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  • "I Love My Mom But I Don't Like Her."

    We may love our parents because they are family, but that doesn't necessarily mean we like them as people. When caregiving responsibilities fall to you, how do you take care of parents who you don't like?

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