Balancing Career and Caregiving

Alternatives to quitting work for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance

Karen is passionate about her career. For nearly a decade she has worked with the same local law firm as a legal aide and truly enjoys contributing to the business. However, since Karen’s mom was diagnosed with dementia last year, she has found herself needing to spend [...]


Caregiver Wisdom: Don’t Take it Personally

Family Caregiver Alliance

As a caregiver, you may learn that things change in the relationship between you and the loved one for whom you care. For example, you may learn that the father you’re caring for is more willing to engage in activities when they involve other people, and less willing to do so when they [...]

10 Tips for Hiring In-Home Help

Family Caregiver Alliance

Recently, Sandy’s 82-year-old mother has agreed to having a helper come into the home a few times per week to help with meal preparation, grocery shopping and some light housekeeping. As age and arthritis affects her ability to comfortably complete these daily tasks, Sandy and her mom realize that hiring an in-home caregiver [...]

AARP Launches 3 Year Ad Council Campaign on Family Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance

AARP has launched a three-year public awareness campaign on the issues surrounding the growing number of family caregivers in the U.S.  Anchored by an Ad Council media campaign, the goal is to both raise awareness and to provide caregivers who may be struggling with care issues a way to find services [...]

Exercise for Caregiver Health and Well-being

Family Caregiver Alliance

Sally provides regular care for her who suffers from  Multiple Sclerosis. Between doctor’s visits, helping with personal hygiene, and worrying about  growing  problems with walking,  Sally has found herself suffering from an increased number of headaches and  extra weight. Before her partners health decline, Sally attended weekly exercise classes and ate [...]

Caregiver Wisdom: Emotional Care + Physical Care

Family Caregiver Alliance

The first Year after I started caring for my wife (two strokes at age 39 and 43 yrs) at home I thought that she was the same person I knew before the issues occurred.  I would become angry with her for “doing this to me”, when, in fact, she wasn’t doing anything  consciously.

I [...]