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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

What Is the Financial Impact of Caregiving? New Report Offers Interesting Insights and Valuable Tips

November is National Caregiving Month, a time to acknowledge the family caregivers who provide assistance to older adults, Veterans, people with disabilities, and those with serious and/or chronic health conditions. These … [Read more...]

Emma Heming Willis Opens Up About Caregiving for a Loved One with Frontotemporal Dementia

Last year, Bruce Willis’ family announced that he would be stepping away from acting due to cognitive decline caused by aphasia, a condition affecting the ability to speak and understand. The actor’s symptoms progressed, and in … [Read more...]

How Caregiving Can Heal a Relationship

Lori Grinker, a photojournalist and professor at New York University's Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, was never close to her mother, Audrey. Their relationship had been strained when Lori’s parents got divorced and when her … [Read more...]

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...]

Introducing the Dementia Doula

If you’re familiar with the word “doula,” you probably think of it as referring to a person who provides guidance and support to a pregnant woman. From admission through delivery, a doula stays at her patient's side providing … [Read more...]

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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