Caregiver Resources Articles

Caregiving with Your Siblings

As you may know from experience, caregiving for elderly and infirm parents is not always simple. Having siblings around to share the responsibility may ease the burden. Very often it also makes caregiving more complex, according to the Family Caregiver... Read more

Health Tips for Caregivers

According to a 2015 caregiver survey by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), 22% of caregivers reported declining health as a result of caring for a loved one, and nearly half reported high levels of emotional... 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

The Caregiving Role: A Meaningful Quality of Life

If caregiving for a chronically-ill loved one is one of your roles, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy quality of life. It's easy to become so immersed in the caregiver role that you forget to take care of yourself. Caregiving can be both... Read more

Tips for Caregivers for the Elderly: How to Prepare for Disasters

Disasters often strike without warning, and may mean evacuating your home or being confined to your residence without utilities or access to necessary services. Preparing for disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods can be challenging even... Read more

How to Spot Signs of a Stroke: Tips for Caregivers

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), strokes are responsible for 5% of deaths in the U.S., more than 140,000 each year. If you’re a caregiver and you know the early signs of stroke, you may be able to save your loved one's life or prevent... Read more

Managing Caregiver Stress  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million people in the United States are unpaid caregivers to adults who are ill or have a disability. Over half of these caregivers believe their own health has suffered as a... Read more

Preparing for End-of-Life Care and Meeting Final Wishes

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) says that end-of-life care is the support and medical care given during the time a loved one is nearing death. According to NIA, when you are providing end-of-life care and comfort for someone you love, there are... Read more

Caregiving for Cancer Patients

How can I help a family member with cancer? The kind of care a cancer patient needs depends largely on the stage of cancer he has. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer’s progress can be divided into five stages. Stage 0 cancer means abnormal... Read more

Caregiver Tips for Traveling

As a caregiver, traveling with your loved one can present a challenge – for example, if he or she has Alzheimer's disease. In addition to all the detailed planning for medications, therapies, and any other special care your loved one needs once you arrive... Read more




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