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Common types of dementia and their unique characteristics

By Micha Shalev Dementia is caused by various diseases and conditions that result in damaged brain cells or connections between brain cells. When making a...

HIPAA: Questions and answers for family caregivers

By Micha Shalev Suppose your mother is a patient in the hospital or emergency room. You are her family caregiver and when you ask about...
Many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children.

Sleep loss puts family caregivers at risk for health problems of their own

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Nicknamed the "sandwich generation," many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children. Caregivers...
68% of family caregivers provide financial support to a loved one.

10 important financial tips for caregivers

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Americans spend roughly $190 billion per year on their care recipients for out-of-pocket expenses. Closer to home, according to AARP, over...
Navigating through the maze of caregiver agencies is time consuming and tough for the patient and his or her family. Start things off right by being organized

Do your homework before choosing a caregiver agency

By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer  REGION - When an individual or family decides to seek out caregiving services, they must ask themselves many questions....
Participating in a clinical study can enhance personal well-being, provide solutions, and strengthen an individual's effectiveness as a family caregiver.

Clinical studies offer opportunities for family caregivers

By Rhonda R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - One in five Americans, over 53 million, are caring for a family member in the United States. In...