Caregiving

TRENDING NOW: Number of Family Caregivers to Drop as Need Rises
, Caregiving

A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that the number of potential family caregivers is shrinking at a time…

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Out of the Blue: New Model Helps Family Caregivers of Stroke Sufferers
, Caregiving

Strokes provide numerous challenges to not only the sufferer of the stroke, but also to that individual’s caregiver. Because of the suddenness of strokes, many…

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The Cost of Caregiving: Putting a Price on Tech That Helps Caregivers
, Caregiving

How much would you be willing to pay for technology to help with the caregiving of an older adult in your life? Researchers recently sought…

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Give Me a Break: How Adult Day Services Impact Caregivers’ Stress
, Caregiving

Many studies have shown that family caregivers are at greater risk for a variety of poor health outcomes due to the stressful nature of caregiving.…

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Stress in Older Adult Caregivers
, Caregiving

Many older adults find themselves serving as unpaid or informal caregivers to spouses or family members, and a growing body of research has shown how…

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Surprising Differences for Caregivers on the Relationship between Depression & Disability
, Caregiving

A number of studies have demonstrated that depression symptoms and disability increase the risk of each other, but new research comparing caregivers and noncaregivers digs…

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A Closer Look at Person- & Family-Centered Care
, Caregiving

A recent article in Public Policy and Aging Report looks at the importance of person- and family-centered care (PFCC) when individuals and their families are…

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Spousal Caregivers: Who’s the Frailest of Them All?
, Aging & Social Factors, Caregiving

A number of studies have looked at the negative health consequences associated with spousal caregiving, but little attention has been paid to how the cognitive…

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How Levels of Engagement in Work, Volunteering & Caregiving Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness, Caregiving

A recent study in The Gerontologist examined how psychological well-being is impacted by different types of engagement in productive activities, such as paid work, family…

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A Peek at the Public’s Experiences & Expectations of Caregiving
, Caregiving

Recently, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press conducted their second major study on expectations surrounding ongoing living…

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Research Reveals Many “Hidden” Positive Impacts of Caregiving
, Caregiving

A recent literature review suggests that the effects on caregiving on informal, unpaid caregivers need to be reappraised. Much of the literature on caregiving emphasizes…

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Unmet Needs of Community-Dwelling Individuals with Dementia & Their Caregivers
, Caregiving

Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, 70 percent are cared for in the community by family and friends.…

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