Family Conflicts Over Care for Elderly Parents

As elderly parents begin to rely more and more on your support, the amount of conflict between siblings can increase. Dealing with a parent’s care can result in confrontation, especially if there are unsolved conflicts from the past, and the discord can tear families...

Dealing with Dementia Care and Challenges

Mid-to-late stage dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are two of the most common conditions that elderly people experience. Sadly, they present challenging behavior problems and can put a strain on their relationship with family members. It can be overwhelming to take...

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Losing someone you love can be a very painful and devastating experience. Grief is a natural response to loss and understanding the grieving process can help to ease some of this pain. In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the “five stages of grief,” as seen...

Ways to Identify and Relieve Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it can also be very stressful. Most people who are primary caregivers for a friend or family member do not even recognize the stress that comes along with this major responsibility. Caregiver stress is the emotional...