Caregiving is hard. Whether you’re caring for children or aging parents (or both), the possibility of caregiver burnout is real. Members of the sandwich generation — those caring for both parents and children — need help and resources.
In this section, we provide advice on handling the day-to-day challenges, such as finding social services for the elderly, as well as information on end-of-life topics such as end-of-life care and what to do in the final hours of a living. In our stories about caregiving, caregivers can find many ways to get help and support, see where you land on the caregiver burnout scale and find resources to help you cope.
Caregiving also discusses:
Explore the options to find the best fit for your lifestyle
Small initiatives are underway, but will they avert a crisis?
A push to cut costs and boost profits led to dire consequences for some patients
Well-intentioned comments can reinforce feelings of loneliness
A collaboration is making it happen at rural Kentucky nursing homes
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
Getting answers to questions and having an advocate can be valuable
Use of daylight, warm colors and a person-centered approach make a difference
One woman's candid story about caregiving for an aging parent
It's a common aspect of the disorder, but tough on caregivers
But telepharmacy has helped fill the gaps in some places
Let that question shape your life, urges 'Into the Night' filmmaker Helen Whitney
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
The Alzheimer's Association's annual count reflects the aging population
Here's why that could be the best thing for you
It could help lower care costs and decrease isolation
Living & Learning
This married couple reconnects during weekly drives for his work
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.