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...]

Critter Corner: Study Shows That People Who Care for Others Live Longer

Dear Hayek, A friend told me that caregiving helps you live longer. If that’s the case, I will hopefully live a very long time. I raised five children, care for my grandchildren several times a week, and I am a caregiver for my … [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...]

Is Your Loved One Ready for a Nursing Home?

Q. We have been caring for my mother in our home for the past five years. We think she needs more help than we can provide. How do you know when a loved one is ready for a nursing home? Thanks for your help! A. Caregivers and … [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...]

Critter Corner: Top 7 Apps for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Dear Angel, My father, Bill, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was wondering if you knew of any apps that would be beneficial and/or enjoyable for him to use. Thanks so much in advance! Al Zimerapps --- Dear … [Read more...]

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