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:
Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones
Small homes that are great options for helping your aging parents stay close
An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby
A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life
The author of 'The Stories We Leave Behind' suggests a legacy-based approach
The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
These 10 items will help make your transition easier
Many are safe college towns that are very walkable
How you or a loved one can avoid injury and care for older skin
One doctor's radical crusade to change how we think about aging
More than 2.5 million grandparents have stepped up to assist their families
Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones
Hospice massage was once distrusted, but now helps thousands die comfortably
A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
A university partners with a noted geriatrician to explore the idea
A technique shown to work in mice uses CRISPR genome-editing technology
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.