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We have compiled a list of both professional and colloquial abbreviations commonly used in the Caregiver Forum on AgingCare.

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 grieving in your own way, at your own pace.

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.

While many family caregivers might consider writing about their experiences to be a chore, there is something especially therapeutic about putting things down on paper and punching words out on a keyboard.

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.

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.

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.

The AgingCare forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for staying active, relaxing and maintaining relationships in the new year.

One of the best forms of "help" a caregiver can ask for is basic moral support. Knowing that someone acknowledges and understands their hard work can be the difference between success and total burnout. A social network is a must for family caregivers.

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.

Caregivers are often at a loss as to what they can do to help improve a dementia patient's quality of life. Fostering a sense of safety, being attentive to pain or discomfort, and helping them stay content are three of the best gifts a caregiver can give.

Caring for a loved one who is dying often forces caregivers to come to terms with their mortality. Although death is a touchy subject, it is important for both caregivers and their loved ones to be able to express their feelings about this natural event.

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.

When someone you love has dementia, their health goes through countless ups and downs, and your emotions end up following this pattern, too. This is a glimpse into my ongoing journey with my mom and how I have learned to fight back against this disease.

Being a parent or a caregiver is demanding enough, but when someone assumes both of these roles (sometimes in addition to working), the result can be daunting. It is vital that caregivers acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses and ask for help.

Every health care situation is unique, and this can make enrolling in Medicare even more complicated. Chances are help is available, but when in doubt, ask for assistance.

Working with caregiving youth constantly teaches me lessons about what's really important in life, like how a blanket can be so much more than something that keeps you warm at night.

Family caregivers have to deal with a variety of different emotions. Both child and adult caregivers may move between positive and painful emotions as they progress along their caregiving journey.

Five dementia caregiving tips from Teepa Snow, acclaimed dementia care authority and the newest AgingCare.com Expert.
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