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Be Smart When Managing Multiple Medications

It can be daunting for family caregivers to keep track of multiple medications for loved ones. But the more you know about each prescription and why it’s needed, and the more you ask for help from health-care professionals, the easier it is to avoid problems. Geriatrician James Pacala, M.D., the president of the American Geriatrics Society, offers these tips for […]

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The Mackall Family’s Definition of Courage

In the late hours of a frigid night in January 2012, Officer Frank Mackall was answering a call from dispatch when he hit black ice, lost control of his squad car and slammed into a tree. Frank’s wife, Lisabeth, awoke to a knock on the door informing her that her husband had been airlifted with serious injuries to a nearby […]

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Family Matters: Four Ways to Reduce the Stress of Caregiving

Caregiving is especially hard on families. Yet there are ways to manage that stress, says Robert Kane, M.D., director of the Center on Aging at the University of Minnesota and author of It Shouldn’t Be This Way: The Failure of Long-Term Care and The Good Caregiver. How can you manage such stress? Kane offers these tips: Talk to Each Other Discuss what […]

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Keep Kids’ Boredom at Bay with Crafts!

Caregiving is often a matter of juggling tasks – making sure the person for whom you’re caring has everything he or she needs, while you keep your kids from uttering the dreaded words, “We’re bored!” Finding Simple Crafts The Internet can be a great place to find activities and crafts that will interest your kids. Many of the crafts don’t […]

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What enCOURAGEs you?

Caring and Courage Go Hand in Hand Because we believe that caring and courage go hand in hand, we’ve gathered four inspiring quotes about courage. Take a moment to vote for your favorite. Vote for Courage Share Words of Encouragement What words of wisdom about courage do you have? Please share your favorite quote about courage with us in the comments below. […]

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