Editor’s Note: November is National Family Caregivers Month, an initiative spearheaded by Caregiver Action Network, which has established the theme #CaregiversConnect for NFC Month 2023. #CaregiversConnect highlights the many ways in which caregivers connect. These can include talking with another caregiver in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and…more.
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Family caregivers of a loved one with cancer wear many different hats: nurse, chef, driver, financial planner, housecleaner, physical and emotional supporter, and more. Many caregivers also find themselves playing another vital role: care coordinator. Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting and strengthening people impacted…more.
Nine Steps to Respite Care for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregivers of family members with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, may face special challenges that result in changing roles within the family and the need for more intensive levels of care. Providing care can be complicated and challenging and requires careful planning. Respite care services can provide family caregivers with a…more.
The number of Americans providing unpaid care to family members or loved ones has increased since 2015. Today, about one in five is acting as a family caregiver to an adult with health or functional needs, according to a 2020 report by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).…more.
April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month. This article is reprinted with permission of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation. It was originally published in The Moisture Seekers, Volume 37, Issue 03. Today is not terribly different from any other day. It begins….slowly. There is no way to know how my wife will feel.…more.
In our first interview for our 2019 caregiving series, Real World Health Care spoke with Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, senior vice president and director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America. We talked with Dr. Reinhard about the many challenges facing people…more.