Caring for Grandparents

  • 5 Dementia Tips from a Grandson

    Younger generations are surprisingly insightful when it comes to handling their elders’ dementia-related behaviors. See what techniques this teenager uses while visiting his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • A New Generation of Caregivers: Grandchildren Taking Care of Grandparents

    In situations where seniors’ adult children aren’t willing or able to assist with their care, grandchildren are rising to the occasion. These younger caregivers face countless challenges, but there are resources available to help them navigate this role.

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  • Involving the Grandkids in Caring for Elderly Parents

    One of the most remarkable and enduring human relationships in our society is between grandparents and their grandkids.Your children may be an important addition to your caregiving team.

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  • Multigenerational Living: The Ins and Outs of In-law Suites

    A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition to accomodate an elder.

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  • Should Your Elderly Loved One Move in With You?

    Moving an aging parent in with you can be complicated. A realistic approach toward multigenerational living will help you determine how living with an elder will affect the entire family dynamic.

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  • The Unexpected Gifts of Grandmotherhood

    Forging relationships with little ones is exciting and rewarding. Grandchildren can spark a deeper connection with our own parents and grandparents—even those who may no longer be with us.

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  • 10 Unforgettable Pieces of Wisdom from Grandparents

    To celebrate our elders’ sage advice, we asked AgingCare.com members to share the most memorable lessons they've received from their grandparents.

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  • Why I Couldn't Bring Myself to Visit Grandma in the Nursing Home

    Caring for aging and ill loved ones does not come naturally to everyone. As a young woman, I did not fully understand dementia and I dreaded visiting my grandmother at her nursing home. It is my hope that other families can learn from the mistakes I made.

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  • How to Help Fund a Grandchild’s College Education

    With the help of a well thought-out savings plan, grandparents can help their grandchildren avoid college debt and get off to a more financially secure start.

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  • The Importance of Grandparents

    This Grandparents Day, we honor older generations, acknowledge the contributions they have made over the years, and celebrate how much they still have to offer their families and communities.

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  • My Grandchildren's Approach to Alzheimer's

    My grandchildren have adopted a refreshing way of handling the effects of their grandfather's Alzheimer's disease.

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  • How to Explain Alzheimer’s to a Child

    When a senior develops dementia, it impacts their whole family—even the youngest members. Use these tips for talking to kids about Alzheimer’s disease.

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