Caregiving News

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11/9/2017
11/7/2017
11/3/2017
10/27/2017
Health Tip: Being a Cancer Caregiver

American Cancer Society offers advice

10/25/2017
America's Dementia Caregivers Cite Stresses, Rewards

New survey results illustrate the ups and downs of caring for aging family members

10/12/2017
How to Talk to Someone With Cancer

To foster healing, keep communication open, constant and positive, expert suggests

10/6/2017
One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly

Annual bills for this early onset disease twice as high as for Alzheimer's, study says

8/28/2017
Health Tip: Long-Distance Caregiving

Caring for a loved one from afar

8/22/2017
Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say

8/8/2017
Health Tip: If You're a Caregiver

Don't ignore your own health

7/18/2017
Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/7/2017
6/2/2017
'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's

With U.S. cases expected to triple to 16 million by 2050, support for caregivers desperately needed

5/25/2017
Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

5/9/2017
Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

4/27/2017
Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer

Household income drops as much as 9 percent, new research finds

4/11/2017
'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

3/22/2017
Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

3/14/2017
'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

3/7/2017
Annual Death Toll From Alzheimer's Nearly Doubles in 15 Years

Price tag hits $259 billion a year, projected to exceed $1 trillion by 2050, report finds

2/24/2017
Health Tip: Babysitter Safety

Make sure your sitter knows the basics

2/21/2017
After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role

Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

2/21/2017
Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself

Even if you're caring for someone else

1/23/2017
When Loved One Has Breast Cancer, Partner Suffers, Too

Anxiety is common even several years later, study finds

12/27/2016
U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

11/30/2016
9/16/2016
Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

9/9/2016
Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands

Survey results suggest more support is warranted

7/12/2016
More Older Americans Cared for at Home

But this takes a toll on family members, researchers say

5/18/2016
Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

5/11/2016
Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill

One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

4/19/2016
'Palliative Care' Gets a Bad Rap, Study Finds

Rebranding of name might reduce stigma among cancer patients and their families, researchers say

4/11/2016
Marriage May Be a Cancer Fighter

Study suggests patients with spouses have survival advantage over single people battling disease

3/30/2016
Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs

Many skip food and health care, cut back work hours or quit jobs to care for loved ones, survey shows

3/25/2016
Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's

Limit their choices and distractions and always keep safety uppermost, expert advises

3/5/2016
As Caregivers, Women May Suffer More Than Men

Findings might reflect widespread gender biases, researchers say

3/4/2016
Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk

Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

3/3/2016
Health Tip: Planning Ahead When You're a Caregiver

Talk to your loved one about legal, financial and care issues

2/15/2016
Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers

Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

2/12/2016
Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes Caregiver

Educate and care for yourself, too

12/31/2015
Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, Too

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

11/17/2015
Health Tip: Becoming a Caregiver

Suggestions to help you ease into the role

10/26/2015
End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

10/1/2015
Depression Adds to Burden of Alzheimer's Caregivers, Study Finds

For spouses already depressed when their loved one was diagnosed, their stress only grew

5/7/2015
Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

3/24/2015
Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health

It can lead to anxiety and depression

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

10/30/2014
'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report