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:
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A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
How you or a loved one can avoid injury and care for older skin
Volunteering to make masks can have a tremendous impact now
Know what's offered so you can make informed decisions ahead of time
Moving forward while learning lessons about grief and living with the loss
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
Even under tough circumstances, here are ideas to express your sympathy
A fall may not seem like a death sentence — but, for an older person, it can be
When a friend is grieving a loss, here are ways to provide support
Here's why that could be the best thing for you
A geriatrician offers advice on addressing an often difficult problem
Instead of fever, cough and shortness of breath, some might just seem "off"
Here are suggestions for engaging with him or her during family events
The money maven on her new book's tips and her retirement in Rome!
Money & Policy
The 'Friends Talk Money' podcast hosts and guests offer retirement plan tips