Family caregivers want more training and support

More collaboration with home health care providers could help family caregivers feel less overburdened, ease stress, and improve their quality of life.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging communication older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 nursing-homes seniors featured health-and-medicine caregivers pandemics

4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging communication older-adults families stereotypes health-and-medicine caregivers

How to best protect older adults from COVID-19

Protecting older adults from COVID-19 comes with extra health considerations. Here, two experts weigh in on the best way to keep them healthy.

U. Melbourne • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 older-adults health-and-medicine immune-systems caregivers

Self-care cuts stress for parents caring for kids with FASD

Children with FASD face lifelong difficulties. But their parents struggle, too. A new study offers self-care strategies to help them cope.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: parents stress childrens-health health-and-medicine caregivers fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder

Family caregivers rarely hear ‘do you need help?’

Fewer than one-third of caregivers say health care workers regularly ask if they need support. "It's a potential point of intervention for improving care."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dementia aging older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

Occupational therapy improves life for people with dementia

"People with dementia emphasize… it is possible to live well with dementia. Occupational therapy is one way to support this goal."

U. Queensland • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: dementia older-adults health-and-medicine caregivers quality-of-life

How people with dementia can best enjoy the holidays

Guests, changes in routine, and other aspects of the holidays can be hard on people with dementia and caregivers. Here are ways to make the season enjoyable for the whole family.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 12, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia holidays nursing-homes families featured health-and-medicine caregivers

Depending on a caregiver spouse can make men feel like a burden

Husbands who depend on a caregiver spouse are more likely than care-needing wives to feel they are a burden, a new study shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: depression gender stress older-adults relationships health-and-medicine caregivers

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