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Feeling Invisible, Family Caregivers? Here’s How to Advocate for Your Senior Loved One.

With as many as 18 million family members providing care for an elderly loved one, the latest report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is alarming: these caregivers are “routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system” – resulting in seniors at serious risk for harm from uninformed,

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3 Tips to Diffuse Difficult Family Dynamics

Family dynamics: they can shape who we are from where we’ve been, and the roots from our past can grow stubbornly deep. When a hurtful family history collides with a present family caregiving need, is it possible to work together for a positive outcome?

AARP offers the following tips to help family members overcome difficult dynamics and provide the best care for a loved one:

  • Learn from the past.
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