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Does an Adult Child Have a Legal and/or Moral Duty to Become a Parent’s Caregiver?

Jane had a good childhood growing up in Virginia. However, she kept both an emotional and geographic distance from her mother for most of her adult life. The rift began after her parents' divorce, which Jane blamed on her mother. … [Read more...]

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How Estate Planning Helps You and Your Caregiver

Dear Angel, I have Parkinson’s and need lots of care, and I know things are just going to get tougher. My sister is my caregiver who helps me full-time. I heard that getting my estate planning and long-term care planning in … [Read more...]

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Unprecedented Caregiver Fatigue in America — Do You Suffer from Caregiver Burnout?

Q. This past year, my mother, who has dementia, moved into our house, and I became her caregiver. I also work full-time from home and have two children of my own. Recently, I am feeling very anxious and stressed out, like I’m … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Managing Stress and Anger as a Caregiver

Dear Angel, I’ve been a caregiver for my mother for a few years, and I experience feelings of anger inside sometimes. I feel guilty for having these emotions, but sometimes I just want to bury my head in a pillow and scream. … [Read more...]

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Mental Health of Caregivers Is Subject of Powerful Documentary 

Richard Lui, a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, sat down with Chip Carter recently to talk about his relationship with his late mother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Chip talked about his parents and their … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Stress Relief Tips for Seniors and Caregivers During Stress Awareness Month

Dear Angel, I have been incredibly stressed lately. I’m a caregiver for my mother and my children, and want to be the best I can be. What are some ways to alleviate this stress? Thanks so much for your help! Anders … [Read more...]

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Benefit Programs for Caregivers of Veterans

Q. Several members of my family are military veterans, including my father (who is severely disabled) and myself. I remember reading about caregiver benefits for veterans and their families over the past few years. When I looked … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Veteran Caregiver Assistance Programs You Might Not Know About

Dear Raider, Welcome to the Critter Corner team! My father is a Vietnam Veteran, and my husband and I care for him in our home. I am wondering what caregiver assistance programs are available to help with caring for my dad and … [Read more...]

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Is a Family Caregiver Entitled to Compensation from an Estate for Their Caregiving Services?

Q. I am the trustee of my parents’ trust. They have now both passed away. My brother helped perform minimal long-distance caregiving for them over the last five years, and he spent about a year and a half toward the end as a … [Read more...]

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Are You a ‘Helicopter Caregiver’? Learn How to Give Your Loved One the Space and Independence They Need

Q. With the recent loss of my father, my mother is now living alone about an hour away from me and my family. When dad died late last year, I grew increasingly worried about her and how she would handle things on her own. She … [Read more...]

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