Caregiving

Mastering Caregiving: Benefits of Mastery for High-Burden Caregivers
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Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one can be a burdensome task, but there is some evidence that this type of role…

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On the Plus Side: Positive Aspects of Caregiving Benefit Well-Being
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A recent review examined more than 50 studies to explore how positive aspects of caregiving can have a benefit on well-being. Instead of simply dealing…

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Care Pairs: Exploring Relationships between Caregivers & Patients
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Using interviews, researchers investigated how to maintain supportive relationships between older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their informal caregivers. This study focused on relationships…

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Scrutinizing Supports & Stressors for Informal Caregivers
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In light of the crucial importance of informal caregivers of older adults and how taxing their work can be, a recent study looked into what…

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Higher Purpose, Greater Gains? A Look at Caregivers & Their Sense of Purpose
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Multiple beneficial health outcomes have been associated with having a sense of purpose in life. A recent study looked at whether sense of purpose in…

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Mindfulness over Matter: Helping Caregivers Reduce Stress
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Caregiving for individuals with dementia often involves a great deal of stress and has been associated with greater risk of a number of negative mental…

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A Closer Look at Caregivers: Caregiver Types Defined by Burdens & Benefits
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Researchers recently used data from two major surveys of aging and caregiving to categorize caregiving experiences into five types, and to identify the prevalence of…

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Long-Term Care—Simply Having It Available Benefits Spousal Caregivers
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The Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) allows researchers to examine how regional and policy differences across 11 European countries may impact…

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Lost at Sea: Caregivers Stressed by Navigating Support Systems
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A new study suggests that in addition to the often emotionally and physically challenging care they provide, caregivers should be seen as navigators of complex…

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Home Care Services 2.0: Trends & Technology Are Transforming Aging Services
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A recent article in Public Policy and Aging suggests that the cutting edge of growth and innovation in aging services since the 2000s has been…

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Family Caregivers to the Rescue: Potential Medicaid Savings of Training Caregivers
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In addition to its clinical challenges, institutional dementia care comes with a substantial economic burden for state Medicaid programs. One estimate is that two-thirds of…

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Combining Home Care & Activity Coaching Improves Function in Care Recipients
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As older adults come to need help from paid or informal caregivers, the health changes that necessitate this assistance often mean they have fewer opportunities…

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