family caregiving

More than half of adults between the ages of 50 and 80 have helped take care of an older adult in the past two years, according to a new study.
Successful deprescribing (that is, reducing or eliminating certain drugs that may be causing harm) in the course of routine care may depend on strengthening and elevating the information that is available to consumers.
As the pandemic and the caregiving crisis it has prompted continue, more action is needed to protect caregivers from discrimination at work.
These actions can enable relationships between family caregivers and long-term facility residents during the spread of COVID-19.
To kick-off National Family Caregivers and Alzheimer's Awareness Month on November 1, AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer appeared on NBC's TODAY Show with hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver to discuss the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. More than 16 million Americans…
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Today 20 million family caregivers regularly perform complex medical and nursing tasks for family members or friends, often with little to no instruction. A new series of "how-to" videos can help
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When AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI) conducted its Home Alone study in 2012, the outcome was the first national look at the evolving experience of family caregivers—who are being asked to perform more complex medical/nursing tasks than ever before, who experience a high degree of stress in…
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We share our most-read blogs for 2018 in four categories: health, financial security, long-term services and supports, and livable communities
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At AARP's Public Policy Institute, we are focused on both understanding all of the issues around Alzheimer’s and providing concrete solutions for people
We live in a world of innovation. New technology is changing how we connect with friends, learn, work, play—and even obtain health care. Telehealth, a set of tools both old and new, allows clinicians and home-based patients to communicate with each other via video-conference, email, or just an…
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