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Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 – National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP present Caregiving in the U.S. 2020! This report is the most recent update to our trended research series, Caregiving in the U.S.,
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Financial Trainings & Tips for Caregivers: Older Adult Nest Egg

Worried that your parents are beginning to decline cognitively? While many programs for caregivers are designed to address the emotional, physical and mental needs of the older person and the
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The First Piece of Advice

Over five years ago when we launched the weekly radio show/podcast for family caregivers, Caregiver SOS on Air, one of our first interviews was with Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor
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Virtual Reality Helps Dementia Patients Recall Memories, Study Says

Virtual reality (VR) therapy may vastly improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a small new study from the University of Kent, U.K., has found.
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Lessons from The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda)

The opportunity to stream new entertainment on televisions and computers is a game changer that allows most of us to find something interesting and fun to watch any time of
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Why a ‘Memory Town’ Is Coming to Your Local Strip Mall

On August 13, a brand-new town in Southern California welcomed its first residents. They trickled through the doors of a generic beige warehouse on a light-industrial stretch of Main Street
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My family faces an impossible choice: caring for our mom, or building our future

My final year at medical school began this fall with an unexpected flight home to Colorado. My mother has multiple sclerosis, and my sister, her caregiver for the past three
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Aging in Place: Tips on Making Home Safe and Accessible

Living at home as you age requires careful consideration and planning. Learn how you can make some changes to help maintain your independence. Share this infographic and help spread the
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Caregiving For A Loved One? How To Get The Help You Need

This year I joined the ranks of 40 million Americans who are family caregivers as I began to care for my 81-year-old father. As a physician, taking on this role
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The Reality of Suddenly Becoming a Caregiver

One phone call turned my world upside down. It was Jan. 29, 2006, and the then-president of ABC News was on the phone, explaining that my journalist husband, Bob Woodruff,
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