Caregiving

Comparing Former, Current & Never Older-Adult Caregivers
, Caregiving

While informal caregiving (typically unpaid and provided by family, friends, and volunteers) can be emotionally and physically challenging, it can also be rewarding and provide…

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Help at Home: Can Home Modifications Reduce Older Adults’ Need for Caregiving?
, Caregiving

Housing design can influence someone’s ability to live independently. A recent study sought to better understand how home modification affects the caregiving needs of older…

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Care Recipient Q&A on Preferences Reveals Surprising Answers
, Caregiving

Are older adults receiving the type of long-term services and supports (LTSS) they want? A recent study examines whether LTSS preferences match the care arrangements…

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Location, Location, Location: Caregivers in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Show Surprising Outcomes
, Caregiving

A new study utilized a mapping tool to uncover differences in caregiver outcomes based on neighborhood characteristics. The researchers conducted telephone surveys with 792 caregivers…

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Mastering Caregiving: Benefits of Mastery for High-Burden Caregivers
, Caregiving

Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one can be a burdensome task, but there is some evidence that this type of role…

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On the Plus Side: Positive Aspects of Caregiving Benefit Well-Being
, Caregiving

A recent review examined more than 50 studies to explore how positive aspects of caregiving can have a benefit on well-being. Instead of simply dealing…

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Care Pairs: Exploring Relationships between Caregivers & Patients
, Caregiving

Using interviews, researchers investigated how to maintain supportive relationships between older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their informal caregivers. This study focused on relationships…

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Scrutinizing Supports & Stressors for Informal Caregivers
, Caregiving

In light of the crucial importance of informal caregivers of older adults and how taxing their work can be, a recent study looked into what…

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Higher Purpose, Greater Gains? A Look at Caregivers & Their Sense of Purpose
, Caregiving

Multiple beneficial health outcomes have been associated with having a sense of purpose in life. A recent study looked at whether sense of purpose in…

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Mindfulness over Matter: Helping Caregivers Reduce Stress
, Caregiving

Caregiving for individuals with dementia often involves a great deal of stress and has been associated with greater risk of a number of negative mental…

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A Closer Look at Caregivers: Caregiver Types Defined by Burdens & Benefits
, Caregiving

Researchers recently used data from two major surveys of aging and caregiving to categorize caregiving experiences into five types, and to identify the prevalence of…

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Long-Term Care—Simply Having It Available Benefits Spousal Caregivers
, Caregiving

The Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) allows researchers to examine how regional and policy differences across 11 European countries may impact…

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