Caregiver Support

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Four Free Apps to Reduce Stress

The stress of caring for a loved one—on top of many other responsibilities—can quickly lead to burnout. You may start to have trouble sleeping or paying attention. Maybe you have...

Practicing Mindfulness to Relieve Stress

Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention that can help you better cope with life’s stresses. Whether you’re dealing with the stress of caregiving or the stress of grief...

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Tips for Effective Communication

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Communication can be one of the greatest barriers for those whose loved ones are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Thelma Branson, a registered...

Caregiving and Facebook

Facebook is a popular social media tool for connecting with others. Increasingly, people are also using Facebook to keep friends and family updated on a loved one’s health care journey...

When Your Loved One Needs a Ride

Your loved one’s ride falls through. You can’t miss another day of work. Yet he or she needs to get to their medical appointment, social engagement, the grocery store or...

Juggling Work and Caregiving

Most people caring for an ill loved one have many other responsibilities. Juggling work and the added needs at home can be exhausting. Here are some tips for striking the...

Being Mortal Offers Guidance for Families Facing Serious Illness

“As our time winds down, we all seek comfort in simple pleasures,” Atul Gawande writes in his bestseller, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, “companionship, everyday routines, the...

Getting the Family Involved in Caregiving

When a loved one’s health declines, caregiving responsibilities tend to fall to one person. In addition to managing appointments, providing basic care and handling health crises, the primary caregiver also...

Five Things to Know About The Grieving Teen

Adolescence is always difficult, but adding a loved one’s serious illness into the mix can make this time even more complicated. The needs of a grieving teenager are unique and...

Is Palliative Care Right for My Loved One?

Palliative care may be right for your loved one if he or she is experiencing pain, stress and other symptoms due to a serious life-limiting illness. Serious illnesses include but...