Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
When you are a caregiver to someone with dementia, you need to be a bit of a detective as well as possess some of the skills of a nurse, social worker and housekeeper.
Strategies for improving brain health, coping with dementia and what to do when a loved one is hospitalized are part of a free workshop for caregivers at Catholic Charities Hawaii on June 24.
When AARP volunteer Laurie Kaneshiro brought her mother home to Hawaii to take care of her, she had no idea what was ahead and how much it would cost.
State legislators unanimously passed legislation in May to help family caregivers be better prepared when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Gov. David Ige (D) signed the bill in June, and the new law will take effect July 1, 2017.
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