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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.

Caregivers are busy people by definition, whether they are working, married, and/or raising children. Sometimes we get in the mindset of trying to do it all, but we also get frustrated with ourselves and lose sight of simple solutions to being spread so thin.

Caring for a loved one doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" situation. Discover the services and options available to alleviate some of your daily caregiving responsibilities.

More than half of all caregivers are balancing care responsibilities and a job. Many are juggling caring for their own children as well. At some point, the question arises: should you quit your job?

If I'd had paid family leave during my caregiving years, my life and the lives of my loved ones would have been quite different.

It's not always easy for working caregivers to discuss their situation with an employer. Here's what happened when I told my boss about my new caregiving role.

When my Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, my family and I realized that we all had to lean on each other and seek outside help for emotional support and respite care.

Remember the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? That is how I feel about living with a victim of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Elder care is a continual learning process, but a few simple organizational techniques can help caregivers relieve stress and use their time more efficiently.

The costly difference between male and female caregivers stems from one staggering statistic.

Here are six strategies for how to keep you career skills sharp while caregiving, as told by a caregiver-turned-entrepreneur.

Especially when looking for support, respecting different approaches to caregiving is important. Remember, everyone's situation is different.

It’s challenging for caregivers to find jobs that offer flexible scheduling. A work-from-home position enables you to care for your loved one while bringing home a paycheck.

Why do so many people still underestimate the value of family caregivers?

Everyone could use a bit more time in their day, and money in their pocket. Here are 10 simple strategies for making your life less expensive and more streamlined.

The same skills that make someone an effective caregiver are also present in many great entrepreneurs. So, it's not surprising that some caregivers find themselves drawn to the role of small business owner.

There are a multitude of reasons why a caregiver needs to prioritize getting a solid amount of shut-eye. Here are 6 reasons why you need to get sleep now.

As our parents age and need more assistance, most adult children do what they can to help. But, should you quit your job to become a full-time caregiver and stay home to care for your parents?

Being a full-time employee and a caregiver can be difficult, but letting your boss or employer know that you are a caregiver can put less stress on both of you. The amount of stress employees face - on the job and as caregivers - is another reason to let your boss know what's going on in your personal life.

There are no federal mandates to deal with the time off that accompanies caregiving; however, you can find employee benefits for working caregivers. Many caregivers don't know that they have protections at work. Find out what employee benefits you can receive as a caregiver.