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An older adult falling asleep after staying up late with a book

How to Handle Dementia-Related Sleep Disturbance

Though dementia is most commonly associated with memory loss, it can touch many different aspects of a loved one’s life. One of the most challenging for caregivers is when a loved one experiences sleep disturbance—such as excessive napping during the day; insomnia; nighttime terrors and anxiety; and difficulty staying asleep without constantly waking up.

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By Julie Hayes | 08/15/2022

A widow looking a photographs of her husband

From Caregiving to Widowhood: Balancing Grief and Wellness

One of the biggest challenges of being a caregiver is coping with the fear of losing a loved one. When that loss becomes a reality, the effects can be devastating. Those who provide care for their spouses can have a particularly difficult time coping with grief, as they are losing their life partner, someone of central importance to their heart and happiness.

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By Julie Hayes | 08/15/2022

A caregiver helping an older adult with an arm band exercise

Fighting Caregiver Burnout with Resiliency

Have you ever wondered why some people can seemingly cope with any life stressor while others seem to falter in the face of any adversity? Do you admire people who handle the ups and downs of the caregiving journey with apparent ease and grace and do not allow moments of failure to consume them? These individuals most likely have developed resiliency. The good news is that anyone can cultivate resiliency, too.

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By Lisa Weitzman | 08/15/2022

Scharf, L. (2022, April 27). Tips for Successful Family Meetings [Guidposts]. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/tips-for-successful-family-meetings

Franz, C. (2022, April 27). Steps to Guard Against Dementia-Related Wandering [Guidposts]. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/steps-to-guard-against-dementia-related-wandering