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The Caregiver Resource Library is a collection of blog posts and downloadable assets covering important topics that matter to caregivers. More content will be added regularly, so be sure to check in every so often!

Family Learning Center

Family Learning Center

Caring for a spouse, parent, or loved one takes time, effort, and work. At times, you may not have the answers, know what to expect, or even know how to react. With the Family Learning Center, you have a resource available to make it easier to care for clients, loved ones, and yourself.

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Our Resources

Aging Issues

  • How Does an Aging Population Impact Caregivers?

    Americans are living longer than ever. Medical advances have resulted in unprecedented population growth over the last century. Although increased longevity is touted as a clear measure of success in modern health care, it can be accom...

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  • Seniors and Depression: Tips for Caregivers

    Everyone can get the blues from time to time, but real depression needs to be monitored and treated. The truth is, seniors can fall into depression for many reasons: losing a loved one, dealing with an illness, medications, or just the aging process in general. With that in mind, here a...

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  • How to Keep Seniors Safe Online

    Today, the internet provides new ways to interact with the world through social media, online shopping, digital entertainment, and news websites. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, making the transition to a digital lifestyle is easier than ever. However, for seniors who haven’t spent the...

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  • Prostate Cancer: From the Perspective of Older Men and Caregivers

    If you're a man past the age of sixty, it’s almost inevitable that you will need to deal with prostate issues. These can range from an enlarged prostate to prostate cancer, but ...

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Caregiver Issues

  • Caregivers, Alcohol & Substance Abuse

    Caregiving is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job. Whether you are a professional caregiver or a non-paid family caregiver, the toll it takes on your own well-being can be significant. In fact, caregivers often develop health problems of their own. One of which is alcohol or substa...

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  • How Caregiver Burnout Affects Family Relationships

    There's no question that you want to be there for your loved one when they need your help, but the truth is, caregiver burnout can affect family relationships. It's important to know that needing help or considering...

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  • Understanding and Coping with Caregiver Guilt

    The dictionary defines guilt as a feeling of having done something wrong or having failed in an obligation. If you have intentionally inflicted physical or emotional pain on another person, you should feel guilty. That’s an appropriate emotional response. However, if ...

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  • Unconventional Strategies for Coping with Caregiver Anger

    We were invited to a dinner party recently. When I asked Jeff*, our host, about the kids. He said, “I would tell you they’re all fine, but if you asked Judy*, you’d get a different answer. She’s been so mad at one of our sons-in-law that his photo has been fac...

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  • The Hidden Stress of Caregiving and Losing Yourself when Caring for Others

    Too often when a person is a caregiver all thought and energy goes to the patient, and little is left over for the one giving their time and energy taking care of them. For some, this can lead to feelings of stress and a sense of forgetting who they are as a person. L...

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Memory Concerns

  • Caregiving & Alzheimer’s: Communication Breakdown

    One of the most difficult aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is dealing with the gradual breakdown in communication. Miscommunications are frustrating -- for both the person struggling with the disease and the ...

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  • Alzheimer’s on the Rise with a Caregiver Shortage

    Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for the patient, their loved ones, and those who care for them. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's is on the rise at a time when there is a caregiver shortage. That means more responsibility falls on family members as they do their best to...

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