Caregiving - Family

Vivian and Bernard Pinkowitz

Alzheimer's disease can be just as devastating to families as it is to patients. Here, Vivian Pinkowitz shares her story of caring for her husband through the good times and the bad.

Long Distance Caregiving: How to Help a Distant Loved One Who’s Had a Heart Attack

Yes, you can help a loved one who’s had a heart attack—even if you don’t live near by.

Caring for a Loved One After a Heart Attack

Caring for a heart attack patient can be tough. Here’s how to handle it.

Someone's Gained Weight: What to Say (and Not Say)

If someone near to you has recently gained weight, you may feel it's your duty to say something, but consider this expert insight first.

Why You Need a Support Network to Face Depression

What benefits come from a strong support network, and where can you find one of your own?

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

Ouch! How to Handle a Paper Cut

It happens to everyone... and it hurts! Here's what to do when you or a loved one gets a paper cut.

Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

You're surely feeling strapped for time and energy. But caring for your own physical and emotional health is important, too. Here's why.

Chiropractic Care: Benefits Beyond the Back

Spinal manipulation is a helpful element of ongoing pain treatment for many. Learn what to expect from your visit to the chiropractor.

Acupressure: Give Yourself Relief

You can easily access two pressure points used widely in this ancient form of healing.

Estate-Planning Pointers for Caregivers

Caring for an aging relative? You'll need to secure some legal documents for their long-term care. Here's a useful overview.

Meal Delivery Services for Seniors: What Are the Options?

Food delivery services may help seniors remain in their homes longer. Here's a rundown of the different types of services.

How to Elder-Proof a Home

If you have parents or other older relatives living on their own, it may be time to assess the safety of their home.

Consider Visiting Nurses for Elderly Caregiving

A growing number of aging patients are staying out of the hospital by adding a visiting nurse to their home health care team.

How an Economic Downturn Affects Your Health

When the downturn boosts death rates, it's time to identify the issues and make changes where you can.

6 Easy Ways to Beat the Heat

Keeping cool on hot summer days isn't only a matter a comfort—it's vital for good health and even survival.

Caring for Loved Ones Is More Rewarding Than Expected

Study shows that preparedness makes all the difference when it comes to caregiving.

Roadmap for Eldercare Options

Understand your choices for better decision-making.

I've starting taking care of my ailing mom, and it's taking a toll on my marriage. How can I find a balance?

If you are a caregiver to a family member, it's not selfish to want to tend to your own needs and whims.

5 Keys to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Strong parenting and emotional well-being are closely connected. Dr. Gerald Newmark, author of the book "How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children," offers his top child-rearing strategies.

Cancer Support Groups: Why and How They Help

One study found that support groups improved cancer survivors' mood, pain, symptom control, and social functioning. Here's what to consider in order to find a support group that works for you.

Become Your Baby's Favorite Chef

Why should you make your own baby food? Let's see, it's generally more nutritious, less costly, and it takes hardly any effort to get started.

Different Caregivers: How to Choose

What kind of help is needed, and who is the best caregiver for a particular situation? Do you need a nurse or can you get by with someone with less formal training? Here's a rundown of different types of healthcare providers you may encounter so you can make an informed choice.

Easing the Transition From Hospital to Home

Whether your loved one was hospitalized for a few days or a few months, there are a variety of questions you need to ask and situations for which to prepare yourself to ensure the smoothest possible transition.

In Utero and Infant Exposure to X-Rays

What precautions should you consider when it comes to these radiation risks?

Health Concerns: How to Keep Family Updated

The Web offers many options for staying connected and keeping loved ones updated on your or your family member's health issues. These methods are fast, easy, and efficient, and you'll know your support network is right there with you as a part of your journey.

Potty Training 101: What's Normal and What's Not?

What to expect when you're expecting your little one to get out of diapers and onto the potty.

Hospice Care: When Is it Time?

What exactly is hospice care and how does it differ from hospital care? And how do you make the decision to place your loved one into hospice?

When Should You Keep Them Home?

It's never fun when your child has to stay home sick, but here are some interesting findings about when it might be better to build up immunity. And a cheat sheet for when they need to be home.

How to Keep Track of Multiple Medications

Are your daily doses making you dizzy? Handy help is here.
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