Caregiving - Friends

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.

Helping Out in Health Emergencies: What You Need to Know About 4 Chronic Conditions

What to do--and what not to do--in these urgent situations.

Save Your Pet’s Life With CPR

Heart failure in pets is not the same as cardiac arrest in humans, but CPR can get your furry friend’s heart pumping again. Here’s what to do in an emergency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Give Back: Volunteer to Help Kids

Giving a little bit of your self can make an enormous difference in the life of a sick child. Here are some ideas to get you 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.

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.

How to Keep Track of Multiple Medications

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

Your Friend Has Cancer: How to Show Support

As a friend, you want to help, but some of us are not sure how best to navigate the emotional situation of supporting a friend who has cancer.

Palliative Cancer Care versus Hospice Cancer Care

You may be familiar with hospice, which supports people with life-limiting illnesses. However, you may not be as familiar with palliative care, a related concept that is invaluable to people with cancer or other serious illnesses.

Home for the Holidays: Stories to Remember

It's important to begin capturing memories to pass along to the next generations of your family. The holidays are the perfect time to get started.

5 Holiday Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

Follow these steps to make the holiday season easier for you and a loved one who lives far away.
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