Caregivers provide help to people in need whether they are an adult, parent or spouse or a child with medical needs – some caregivers are family members and others are paid. Caregivers might shop for food, cook, clean the house, pay bills, give medicine, help the person get dressed or bathed, and provide support. Caregiving can be very stressful. Oftentimes caregivers are “on call” 24 hours a day while providing care for someone with a long-term illness, chronic medical condition or special care needs.
Caregiving and Home Care
- September 18, 2019How to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn about tips to make it easier, as well as when to seek professional help.
- October 14, 2017Want to be a good friend? Close your eyes and listen
New research suggests that the best way to empathize with someone else's feelings might be to avoid looking at them and focus exclusively on their voice.
- September 16, 2017Eight home remedies for unclogging your ears
Clogged ears can cause discomfort, and may affect hearing and balance. Learn about eight different home remedies to treat clogged ears, and what to avoid.
- July 7, 2017Two out of three US adults have not completed an advance directive
Advance directives are the primary tool for individuals to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own health care decisions, particularly near the end of…
- June 26, 2017Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music — these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a stud …
- June 19, 2017Elder abuse research yields new evidence on incidence, risks, outcomes
New study data from the Chinese community in Chicago is shedding light on the impact of elder abuse in America.
- May 12, 2017Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia
Across the country, nursing home employees and families are trying personalized music playlists to help seniors cope with the disorienting, anxious experience of living with Alzheimer's disease a …
- May 2, 2017A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria
The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E.
- April 7, 2017Public attitudes towards end-of-life care in progressive neurological illness are conflicted, study reveals
Public attitudes in UK and USA reveal support both for life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death in progressive neurological illness such as dementia, according to a…
- March 30, 2017Effects of at-home individual cognitive stimulation therapy on dementia patients and caregivers
Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), an intervention carried out at home by family caregivers, has little impact on the cognition of patients with dementia, a new study has found, but…