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Manage caregiving relationships by learning how to get family members on the same page, broach difficult subjects with your parents, reduce conflict and create a strong support system around your caregiving situation.
BROWSE Family Matters Answers
It’s hard to understand, but those suffering from personality changes from Alzheimer’s are not deliberately being unkind.
Learn how to share caregiving duties with siblings.
Learn how to make other people understand your role – and get some help for yourself
Getting family on the same page regarding a parent’s health.
Some suggestions for avoiding sibling disagreements and staying focused on your parent’s needs and health conditions.
Ways to coax your unwilling parent into a safer living situation.
Help your out-of-town siblings grasp the full extent of your parents’ health situation.
Find out more about helping your parent deal with their spouse’s dementia.
What to look for and how to respond to get them the help they need.
Remembering life before dementia while continuing on under new circumstances.
Grandma time is good but is childcare responsibility too stressful for your mom?
How to get your family to help when caring for elderly parents.
Some strategies to broach this often-difficult topic with Mom and Dad.
Learn how to cope while caring for parents and children.
The diagnosis or death of a loved one can unleash many conflicting emotions. Learn what to expect when you are grieving.
Understanding how you relate to money can help facilitate communication among family members.
Some strategies to try when your parents overstay their welcome.
Prevent the difficulties that family events can cause at this time of year.
BROWSE Family Matters Guides
How to better understand and connect with your aging parents.
Recording your family’s past is a valuable gift and resource—and it’s fun to do!
Sexual abuse has nothing to do with age. Learn how to detect the problem and break the silence.
It can feel awkward to talk to someone going through a major loss—but your presence and kind words mean a lot more than you know.
These tips will help you break past the fear, anger and confusion and re-open the lines of communication.
We want to shelter our kids from pain. How much do we tell them about the loss of a loved one – and when?
How to get everyone on the same page about caring for an aging parent
If a sibling is willing to quit a job to take care of a parent, you might want to make sure the family agrees to the terms.
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