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Family Caregivers, Routinely Left Off Vaccine Lists

Robin Davidson entered the lobby of Houston Methodist Hospital, where her 89-year-old father, Joe, was being treated for a flare-up of congestive heart failure.

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Behind COVID Deaths: A Name, A Family, A Story

More than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. It is the latest sign of a generational tragedy that leaves in its wake an expanse of grief that cannot be captured in a string of statistics.

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Home Health Care: Engaging Family Caregivers

After Jo-Ana Chase heard her mother had successful heart surgery, she was relieved when her mom was finally discharged from the hospital and sent home to be cared for by her brother.

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Depression: Downward Spiral For Caregivers Of Newly Diagnosed Dementia Patients

Caring for a partner or spouse with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia is associated with a 30 percent increase in depression, compared to older adults who don’t have a spouse with dementia.

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We Put Off Planning, Until My Father-in-Law’s Medical Crisis Took Us by Surprise

Earlier this month, my husband picked up the phone and learned his 92-year-old father had been taken to the hospital that morning, feeling sick and short of breath.

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Family Caregiving May Not Harm Health After All

For decades, family caregiving has been thought to create a type of chronic stress that may lead to significant health risks or even death, alarming potential caregivers and presenting a guilt-ridden obstacle for those needing help. 

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