Family Caregiver

  • How can caregivers cope with the tragic loss of a parent to Alzheimer's?

    I found that reading caregiving statistics helped me feel less alone, especially the one about: “More than 50 million Americans are taking care of a family member or friend--and 20 million of them are Baby Boomers caring for an aging parent.”

  • 4 Tricks to Ensure a Happy Halloween for Elderly Loved Ones

    People of all ages look forward to Halloween each fall. Use these tricks to treat your aging loved one to a senior-friendly celebration.

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  • Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver: Part IV

    When someone you love is mentally ill, it can be challenging to figure out who they truly are. I thought I knew my father-in-law after all these years, but a mistake with his medication for schizophrenia left me second-guessing myself.

  • Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver: Part III

    After yet another setback with my father-in-law’s health, I was determined to go home and decompress. But, as I sat in my car, I began to wonder who this man I agreed to care for really was.

  • Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver: Part II

    I could tell that my father-in-law was off his medication, but to my surprise, his nurses had no idea. My frustration turned to anger as I tried to rectify this and other oversights in his care.

  • Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver: Part I

    Navigating my father-in-law's health care over the past few months had been like riding a roller coaster. It seemed like things were getting better, but why was I still so tired, frustrated and hurt?

  • School-Age Kids Face Challenges as Caregivers

    Have you seen the commercial that says, "When you are worried about things at home, it's impossible to think about anything else?" This is especially true for school-aged family caregivers.

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