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Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories Of Inspiring Caregivers

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to "go gentle into that good night." Our belief is th...

Am I a Health Advocate?

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

An advocate is defined as, "One that supports or promotes the interests of another." Given this definition, as a family caregiver, you are the ultimate health advocate, because you are constantly supporting the health interests of your loved one.

White Lies: When Fibbing Is... Therapeutic?

Dr. Amy D'Aprix | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Amy D'Aprix

When it comes to caring for your loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia, honesty may not always be the best policy.

Speak Up and Be Counted!

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

While there's a fine line between being involved and being overbearing, it's necessary for you, as a family caregiver, to foster open lines of communication -- and this includes questioning decisions concerning your loved one's health.

How To Find The Humor In Caregiving

Next Avenue | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Heller For caregivers, life is filled with gut-wrenching moments that are best treated with a healthy dose of h...

Why Caregivers Need To Be Cared For, Too

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Without all the people who find themselves caring for those with terminal illnesses, our healthcare system would be overwhelmed. Yet we as a society do little to support them. There is much more we can do.