With research indicating that over 25 percent of family caregivers seek support online, Caring.com has experienced tremendous growth in Steps & Stages — which includes a free custom care guide, stage-based newsletter, and online support groups for caregivers. In the past three months, visits to Stage Groups, which provide Alzheimer’s support by [...]
We were so excited to welcome a precious gift from God into our family. It was May of 2006 and we knew the big day was fast approaching. My husband and I did not know a thing about being grandparents except that word on the street was that it was the best thing [...]
November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s and autism have some similarities: they are both cognitive disabilities with a tendency to wander and the inability to find their way back home. According to the National Alzheimer’s Association, of the 5.3 million people with dementia 70% will wander throughout the course [...]
Who’s Your Nanny?
No one knew when the secrets began. Not until Mabel entered the nursing home did she tell.
Living alone in the upstairs apartment parallel to our house, Mabel had only two caged parrots for companions. On hot summer evenings when the windows were open, their cackle chorus of “Mabel, Mabel!” disrupted the [...]
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is not for the faint of heart. Attending to the regular daily tasks of a caregiver is challenging enough. But as a grandparent, chances are good that your grandchildren have been asking a lot of questions about the illness, particularly when they see their loved one’s behavior change [...]
First came love, then came marriage; had a little problem with the baby carriage. But after ten years of fertility treatments, my husband and I were blessed to adopt two girls nineteen months apart. They were just days old when they came to us. We had the world ready and waiting for them: a brand [...]
Dear friends of kinship care – Welcome to a new era (we hope) that may recognize kinship care as a critical piece of raising healthy children in body and spirit. Thanks to all who took advantage of the last special bulk orders for A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children for Grandparents and Other Relatives As [...]