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People with dementia still know what they want

People who suffer from dementia often experience difficulty with finding the right words to express themselves, and this can make it hard for them to communicate their needs and desires to t...

August 11, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Family caregivers should take time for themselves, experts say

Taking care of seniors can be overwhelming and exhausting, and caregivers should remember to look after themselves as well. ...

June 21, 2011

david_meistrell

A quiz to see if Dad needs a little more help

It's hard to shop for any Father's Day, but it may become more difficult to find out what Dad wants as he grows older....

June 9, 2011

Lisa Wurth

5 ways to reduce caregiver stress

Caregivers who feel like they've reached the end of their rope shouldn't feel alone. ...

May 26, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Talk to an employer about caregiving support

One of the biggest symptoms of caregiver burnout is a deep feeling of isolation, and the sense that one has to tough it out alone. Individuals often give up careers, social lives and persona...

May 19, 2011

Alan Wu

Do something special for caregivers on Mother’s Day

When it comes to caring for loved ones, women are the ones who are most likely to bear the responsibility. ...

May 5, 2011

Alan Wu

Caregiver points to yoga as stress relief for sandwich generation

Lisa Moore knows exactly what it's like to be part of the sandwich generation - in addition to caring for her 88-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's, she is raising her 17-year-old daughter...

March 31, 2011

david_meistrell

Unsupported caregivers suffer “40 percent increase in mortality rate”

In Richmond County, North Carolina, a class has recently been formed that aims to help caregivers who are currently looking after older parents with Alzheimer's disease....

March 22, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Family members, elderly alert system can help primary caregivers

When a senior needs more help during old age, the responsibilities usually fall on the shoulders of one family member....

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Government program, medical alarm can keep veterans independent

A current initiative, The Veterans' Connections Community Living Program, is working to aid families who are taking care of a retired soldier....

January 11, 2011

Bryan Aldrige