Families & Caregivers

The families and caregivers for seniors face both challenges and the joy of caring for aging loved ones. On this page you will find articles that speak to caring for the caregiver and caring for seniors and links to additional resources.

Featured Articles

Most Caregivers Look After Elderly Parent; Invest a Lot of Time

When to Back Off? (New York Times)

Transition Issues for the Elderly and Their Families (ElderCare Online)

The Mysteries of Dementia Driven Wandering (NPR)

Article Links

The Importance of Self Care Health & Stress (About.com)

Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

How To Spot Senior Depression (About.com/Senior Health)

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer’s Association)

Warning Signs that your Parent’s Finances May Be Off-Track – and How to Deal with It (agingcare.com)

Planning a Move

Web Resource Links

The Family Caregiver Organization
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/

National Alliance for Caregiving
http://www.caregiving.org/

Aging Care – The Community for Caregivers
http://www.agingcare.com/

ALFA
http://www.alfa.org/alfa/Default.asp

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org/index.asp

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