Caregiver Resources Articles

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Many people may feel that forgetfulness is just a normal part of getting older—misplacing keys or forgetting a name or an appointment can happen to anyone. Sometimes, however, memory loss becomes more frequent or troublesome, possibly even causing concern... 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

What to do if Your Parents Refuse to Wear Medical Alert Devices

Wearing a medical alert device might help your parents stay safe. You might be concerned about your parents’ safety at home if they are 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three people (who are 65 and... Read more

After Caregiving Ends: Life after Caregiving

When your caregiver duties come to a close after the death of a loved one, there's often a double sense of loss, observes the Hospice Foundation of America. In addition to grieving for your loved one, you also might feel the loss of your caregiving role... Read more

Tip for Caregivers: Confusion isn’t Always Dementia

When you care for an older person, it's not always easy to differentiate between different changes in behavior and understand what they mean. This is especially true when it comes to knowing the difference between confusion and dementia. Here are some tips... Read more

Pathways to Effective Communication for Health-Care Providers and Caregivers

As a caregiver, effective communication between you and your loved one's health care team is essential. Doctors rely on you to give them important clues and information about their patient's status and home situation, and you rely on them for the... Read more

Frontotemporal Dementia

Are you the caregiver for someone with frontotemporal dementia? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that FTD accounts for about 10% of all cases of dementia. It affects men and women almost equally, usually on the younger end of the dementia... Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia (a type of brain disorder), according to the National Library of Medicine. Alzheimer's disease is the most common kind of dementia. Alzheimer's disease can affect memory, thought, and language. When... Read more

How to Evaluate Medical Research Studies and Clinical Trials

If you're caring for someone you love who has a chronic disease or illness, you may want to know about new medical research studies and clinical trials of promising drugs. On one hand, medical research studies frequently provide new information for possible... Read more

Caregiver Resource: Holding a Family Meeting

As a caregiver for an ill or aging parent or family member, you know that family cooperation can be extremely valuable in helping you provide good care and minimize stress. A family meeting is often recommended by counselors and social workers as a great... Read more




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