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Caring for the Caregiver

Home Instead Senior Care network research reveals that caregivers who hide their emotions are 2.3 times more likely than other caregivers to have experienced depression since becoming a caregiver.

The last time I visited my grandmother she didn't know who I was. This is very hard for me. Do you have any advice?

Question:  My grandmother has been declining for a number of years and is currently in an assisted living home. I feel a lot of pressure from my aunt and uncle to go to see her. Unfortunately, the last time I saw her she didn't know who I was and that hurts deeply. My memories of my…

Is there a support network for adult children who are grieving the loss of a parent to dementia or Alzheimer's?

Question:  Is there a support network for adult children who are grieving the loss of a parent to dementia or Alzheimer's? I can't find anything in my city in Nebraska. Thank you.  Dr. Amy:   The loss of a parent is one of life’s major losses. Grief counselling can be a tremendous support. Hospice care centers are…

Physical Should Follow Death of Spouse

The death of a spouse can have a dramatic and negative impact on an older adult. That’s why family caregivers should keep a close eye on a parent who has lost a spouse. A good first step is a doctor’s physical.

Seek Out Others After Death of Spouse

Picking up the pieces after the death of a spouse can take time. But when older adults are ready, encourage them to rejoin the world with their time and talents.

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