Content tagged "family caregiving relationships"

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Doubly Stressed Triply Blessed

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Highlights concerns and presents solutions for grandparents & other relatives raising children.

Loss and Grief - Activities to Help You Grieve

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Losing someone special, regardless of the relationship, can be difficult.Here are several practical suggestions that may assist in your journey of healing...

Connections Between Grandmothers And Their Granddaughters

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

When it comes to the relationship you have with your adult granddaughter, how do your hopes and expectations match your current experiences as a grandmother?...

Loss and Grief - Signs of Death

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

People who are close to death might signal that the end is near in a variety of ways. The dying process evolves over time with some physical signs that death...

Age-based Stereotyping

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Research surrounding intergenerational communication and age-based stereotyping often begins by asking children a series of direct questions about what they...

Loss and Grief - Grief Comes With Many Emotions

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

There aren’t any “shoulds” with respect with how grief is felt or expressed. It's common for people who have lost a spouse or someone close to feel sad,...

Issues in Intergenerational Communication

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Intergenerational communication is an important aspect of many, if not all, relationships, especially for grandparents raising their grandchildren. According...

Adult Sibling Relationships

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Sibling relationships are the only close family relationships with the potential to last a lifetime. Our contact with our siblings increases as we age. As...

Understanding Why Your Grandchildren Act The Way They Do—Suggestions For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

All children go through what are called "stages of development." In other words, how children look, think, feel and behave changes as they grow and develop....

Loss and Grief

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

If you are a caregiver who has lost someone, then you already know that the feelings of loss and grief are complex. Information may be helpful to you as you...

Conducting a Kinship Family Retreat

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

A guide for assisting professionals in designing & implementing a retreat for kinship caregivers & their children.

Loss and Grief - Losing a Parent

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

The loss of a parent is the most common form of bereavement, and even as adults, we are seldom ready for the death of a mother or father. Regardless of our...

Loss and Grief - Unexpected Death

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

When death occurs unexpectedly, survivors are typically in a state of shock. It’s later that they begin to feel the full impact of the loss. At this time,...

Loss and Grief - Denial of Dying

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Dying is a complex psychological experience. It’s very difficult to think about losing a person you care about. The dying person’s sense of loss is even...

Loss and Grief - Coping After Suicide

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Most survivors of suicide are left with lots of unanswered questions. As a result, the grief is much more complex. It’s important to remember that while the...

Rewards of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Caregiving for a family member can be full of challenges and frustrations. But people who have been interviewed about their caregiving experience--during or...

Principles in Responding to Behavior of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

“I don’t understand it. My mother thinks our granddaughter is her ‘baby’ daughter. She doesn’t seem to recognize me as her daughter and calls me Inez, which...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

As America ages, more of us will find ourselves caring for a spouse, partner, parent, other family member or close friend. In fact, family members and...

Loss and Grief - Support Groups

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Support groups can be very helpful since they bring together people with a common bond to share and encourage one another. There are many different types of...

Stories About Grandparents and Grandchildren

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Moving into the city a few years ago, I never thought I would have the opportunity to plant a vegetable garden with more than a few vegetables. But to my...

Loss and Grief - Holidays

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

For additional tips on how you can help yourself during the holidays, visit:...

Managing the Stress of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Providing care for a family member can be a rewarding experience. It can also be all-consuming, leaving some caregivers exhausted and depressed. A study by...

The Issue of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Grandparents rearing grandchildren is not a new phenomenon; however, it has become more prevalent in recent years, particularly for European Americans. Some...

Recognizing Depression in an Older Adult

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Did you know depression in an older adult does not always look the same as in a younger person?In some older adults, depression may:Perhaps most...

Am I a Caregiver?

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Although people have been caring for others throughout history, the words "caregiver" and "caregiving" are fairly new to most people. Many people see...

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