Caregiver Resources Articles

Caring for Someone with Huntington’s Disease

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disorder that causes brain cells (neurons) to progressively break down. This means that the symptoms of Huntington's disease (HD) get... Read more

Elderly Care Tips Every Caregiver Should Know

Even if caregiving isn't something you've thought about yet, chances are likely that you may find yourself in that role at some point. According to a survey by the National Caregiver Alliance and the AARP Public Policy Institute, roughly 34 million adults... Read more

How Do I Find a Long-Term Care Facility?

At some point in your life, you might need long-term care – or you might have to find a long-term care facility for your parent, spouse, or other loved one. You'll want to make sure the facility provides the best possible care. Read about how to find a... Read more

Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, hypoxic-anoxic brain injury occurs when there is not enough oxygen available to the brain for it to function normally and perform the vital processes that support life. Hypoxic brain injury refers to a reduced... Read more

Dental Care for Patients with Dementia

Maintaining good dental hygiene for people with dementia can be difficult, but it's important to make it a part of your daily care routine. According to the Alzheimer's Association, prevention will be the goal of dental care in the early stages of dementia... Read more

Caregiver Support: Benefits Counseling for Seniors

If you're like many people, you may not be aware of all the federal, state, and local government benefits and community support services that are available, especially to seniors and those with disabilities or low incomes. You or your loved one can get... Read more

Survival Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers

If you're in your forties or fifties and caring for, or financially providing for, both children and an aging parent or parents, you could be called a member of the "sandwich generation." It can feel like a lonely place, but according to a study by the Pew... Read more

Senior Citizen Health: How to Prevent Falling

Falls pose a huge risk for Americans aged 65 and above. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Approximately 2.5 million elderly people are treated in emergency rooms every year because of falls. One in three people over age 65 falls... Read more

Dementia Care Tips: Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

If someone you love has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, you may face a difficult set of challenges. People with these conditions suffer from a progressive brain disorder that makes it difficult for them to think clearly, take care of themselves, or even... Read more

Safely Keeping Track of Medications for the Elderly

The elderly population often take many medications (typically prescription drugs, but also over-the-counter medications and supplements) as a part of their overall health care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are... Read more




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