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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 seeking support after the death of a loved one.

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.

I could tell Mum was nervous, but with her new bathing suit and some gentle encouragement, her confidence grew. Surprisingly, a day at the pool left her feeling marvelous.

Music has the incredible ability to transport us back in time, reduce stress, help us escape the present and make us more mindful of our emotions. For individuals living with dementia, though, music has an even more powerful effect.

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.

Certain songs and melodies can have surprising effects on individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. Exposing your loved one to musical therapy or recreational activities can jog their memory and be especially enjoyable for them in facilities and at home.

Music has impressive healing powers for people of all ages but can be especially comforting for those who are terminally ill. Music-thanatologists are specially trained to use music to provide peace and reassurance throughout the dying process.

Both caregivers and their loved ones can benefit from daily light therapy. This natural treatment can help regulate wake/sleep patterns, stabilize moods, and minimize the symptoms of sundown syndrome.

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.

Anecdotes about people with Alzheimer's suddenly becoming skillful artists and musicians highlight the fact that individuals with cognitive impairment are still human beings who are capable of creating extraordinary and beautiful things.

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.

Meet the caregiver who is using Christmas carols and other musical methods to help people with Alzheimer's and their families enjoy life to the fullest.

For a natural process, menopause can be accompanied by a bunch of seemingly unnatural symptoms. Here's the scoop on what does and doesn't work when it comes to treating menopausal depression.

Dementia undoubtedly alters relationships, but it does not completely erase them. There is new research that uncovers a truth many Alzheimer's caregivers have always known: just because a person can't remember doesn't meant they can't feel. In fact, the more impaired a person's memory of a specific event is, the stronger their feelings, both positive and negative, about that experience will be.

Discover why increasing numbers of elder care experts are advocating for a more playful, holistic approach to dementia care.

People in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often live in an altered reality. Validating a loved one’s perceptions via “therapeutic fibbing” is the kindest, most respectful way to handle hallucinations and delusions.

Managing depression in a loved one with dementia can be a challenge. Here are 4 tips for helping an elder with dementia work through their depression.

Clinics and adult day centers commonly adopt various forms of art therapy programs for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Some researchers have found a link between treatment and newly awakened creativity. Other studies indicate that the changes in brain chemistry may play a role. AgingCare shares possible causes and creative endeavors that can help people not only cope but thrive through art.

Music has been used for thousands of years to heal the body and soul. Learn the science behind the benefits of song and discover how you and your loved one can benefit from music therapy.