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Caring for a Parent

Caring for a Parent

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

When someone we love is ill, we feel responsible for their care and often devote all our attention to their needs. We put our lives on hold for their care. We think of them before we think of ourselves. We feel their health is a priority over all else. The result is often burnout and resentment. To work through the resentment, change your mindset from an obligation to an honest desire to help.

Caregivers Reveal What It's Really Like To Look After A Sick Parent

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams and Yagana Shah | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty

This is the second installment of a three-part series entitled Unsung Heroes: The Face Of American Caregiving. In honor of National Family Caregivers ...

What It's Really Like To Care For An Elderly Parent With Dementia

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty

Lee Anne Stradford, 51, is a caregiver for her mother, Gloria, 81, who suffers from dementia. All this month, National Family Caregivers Month, The Hu...

What's It Like to Care for Someone Close to You With Alzheimers?

Quora | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I knew right away that something was different. When her personality started to change I couldn't understand why.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Crisis: Women Shoulder Too Many Responsbilities

Carol Evans | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Carol Evans

We want to be sure that the women who are caregiving for their elders get the attention and support they need-- in their jobs, in their communities and in their circle of friends.

November is National Caregivers Month

Aileen Gitelson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Aileen Gitelson

Use National Caregivers Month as a reminder to get involved and ask how you can help. You might be surprised by just how much you can do, even just by lending a sympathetic ear.