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:
The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them
Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
The author of 'The Stories We Leave Behind' suggests a legacy-based approach
A university partners with a noted geriatrician to explore the idea
Many are safe college towns that are very walkable
These 10 items will help make your transition easier
See which came out on top, based on a national scorecard
Try your hand at peering into the future to find challenges and solutions
Avoid common pitfalls and make the most of your time together
This Minneapolis photographer chronicles her parents' move into assisted living
The surgeon and writer wants to guide a new kind of care in America
How you or a loved one can avoid injury and care for older skin
What a panel of experts recently said about the issue
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.