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Eight rules for new caregivers
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:30

1. Start with a candid conversation. Talk with your parents about how you will be helping them to meet their needs. Unless they are severely incapacitated, they should continue to make their own decisions and remain a central part of all discussions about their care. Encourage them to articulate their concerns: Most likely, your parents are worried about becoming a burden and losing control of their lives. Have an open conversation about what role your parents want you to play. Establish limits so they don't form unrealistic expectations.

Web conference can help family caregivers “tune into trouble”
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:17

The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to tune into the signs that an older adult may need extra help to remain safe at home.

To learn more about those signs, register for the free “Home for the Holidays” web conference, moderated by a representative from the Home Instead Senior Care network, hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA), and co-sponsored by the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).

Taking care of yourself after breast cancer
Written by James N. Martin, Jr, MD, President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:14

There are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. Thanks to advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer, most women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. will live for many years. But once the cancer is gone, they often face a new set of physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Establishing a plan for follow-up care and maintaining open and ongoing communication with a doctor can help cancer survivors stay healthy and cancer-free.

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