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...]

CaringBridge: Don’t Go Through Your Caregiving Journey Alone!

Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and prominent advocate for caregivers, famously stated that there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers; those who are currently caregivers; those who will be … [Read more...]

New Approach May Help ‘Retrain’ the Brains of Dementia Caregivers

Q. My mother is the primary caregiver for my father, who has dementia. As my dad’s dementia continues to worsen, my mom has been getting more and more stressed. She’s been irritable, depressed, and hard to be around, and she … [Read more...]

Cupcakes and Caregiving: A Successful Shark Tank Business Owner Balances Work Life with Caregiving

Tracey Noonan, CEO and co-founder of Wicked Good Cupcakes, started her business along with her daughter, Dani, in their Boston home kitchen. The company, which appeared on the TV show "Shark Tank" nine years ago, grew tremendously … [Read more...]

The Caregiving “Crisis”: Findings from a New Genworth Study

Mary has been providing care for her father with dementia for several years, in the home she shares with her husband and three small children. Things have gotten stressful for Mary lately as her father’s condition is getting … [Read more...]

What Is the Financial and Emotional Impact of Caregiving? – The 2021 Fidelity American Caregivers Study

November is National Family Caregivers Month -- a time to celebrate, recognize, and honor the contributions of family caregivers across the country. This commemorative month offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving … [Read more...]

AARP’s Health Benefits Navigator: A New Tool for Veterans and Caregivers

Dear Oakley, My father is a veteran and I am his caregiver. All of the benefit options seem really confusing.  Is there an easy place to review and obtain all the available healthcare benefits without all the confusion and … [Read more...]

Are Virginia, Maryland and/or DC Among the Best or Worst States for Supporting Family Caregivers?

A recent Facebook Live event, Caring for the Caregivers, featuring Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-California), occurred last week. The biggest takeaway was that word is starting to spread on Capitol Hill that … [Read more...]

Is it a Burden? – Caring for Parents When Your Relationship is Strained

One third of all Americans are unexpectedly caring for their senior parents. Many of these families had strained relationships before their adult children assumed the role of caregiver, yet these adult children still feel it’s … [Read more...]

Leeza Gibbons — Tips for New Caregivers

“Alzheimer’s Caregivers are Heroes.” - Leeza Gibbons Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author. She also has another role -- as a caregiver and founder of a non-profit to help … [Read more...]

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