Caregiver Resources Articles

Money Management: What Caregivers Should Know

If you are caring for an elderly parent or family member—or expect to assume caregiver responsibility in the near future—money management is one of those topics that invariably comes up. Unfortunately, it's also invariably fraught with stress, whether... Read more

Emergency Preparedness: Caregiver Tips for the Elderly

An emergency, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an “unforeseen combination of circumstances…that calls for immediate action.” Emergency preparedness for caregivers can save you from not knowing what to do when your elderly loved one is... Read more

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

According to the American Psychological Association, almost half of all older adults suffer from insomnia. Whether insomnia manifests as trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep through the night, the health effects are the same. According to... Read more

A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia

Are you a caregiver for a loved one with dementia? It may help to gain an understanding of this condition and learn how dementia is defined. What is dementia? The National Institute on Aging (NIA) defines dementia as "the loss of cognitive functioning –... Read more

Does Mental Illness In Seniors Have a Cure?

Are you worried that an elderly loved one may be mentally ill? There may not always be a cure, but you might be able to find ways to manage mental illness in the elderly. Mental illness in seniors According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about... Read more

Caregiver Tips for Patients with Brain Injury

Caring for a loved one with a brain injury can change your life in ways your family might not expect. The path for both caregiver and patient may vary day by day, leading you to learn from your successes and failures as you go. If you are... Read more

The Emotional Side of Caregiving

It's easy to be overwhelmed with emotions when you are caregiving for a seriously ill or injured family member. In fact, the Office on Women's Health at the Department of Health and Human Services warns that women caregivers are at increased risk for health... Read more

Guide to Caregiver Well-Being

In 2015, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving released a major report on caregiving and caregiver stress in the United States. For those providing care to a loved one, these... 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

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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