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:
A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
The author of 'Navigating Your Later Years for Dummies' busts them
Why Alzheimer's Los Angeles won a big award and has become a role model
The soon-to-be law reduces the risk that families will misuse them
End-of-life conversations can bring clarity and comfort
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
Increasingly, people in their 60s and 70s are assisting their moms and dads
Rural caregivers face infrastructure and other challenges
A senior housing expert looks into his crystal ball and sees challenges ahead
They were just featured at the millennial-heavy Finovate conference
This 2018 Influencer in Aging assists boomers without kids and/or grandkids
This 2018 Influencer in Aging studies caregivers through Atlas of Caregiving
Follow tips from a new book on starting a conversation
The death of a friend provokes difficult reflections for this writer
A 20-something man shares his experience caring for a parent with a rare condition
This 2018 Influencer in Aging builds caregiver communities across America
Ask yourself what's most important and share that with your health care providers
Therapy dogs can comfort people in hospice as well as their families
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.