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What to do when your loved one resists help

There are many sources of caregiver stress. But there's one that may take you by surprise—your loved one’s resistance to the help you offer. Here's where your loved one's feelings may be coming from and how you can handle them.

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How to tell if memory loss is normal or an early sign of dementia

Are you seeing signs of dementia in a loved one? A certain amount of memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. But if memory issues start to impair function or relationships, it's time to take a closer look.  Read more

 

When adults receiving care feel like a burden

Very often, older adults are aware of how difficult it is for those who are helping with their care. Many are upset about it, even if they can't or won't talk about it. And some, "freely use the word burden to describe themselves in relation to their caregivers."  Read more

 

Help when you need it: Paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts

As a family caregiver, you’re likely familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). But did you know that the Massachusetts’ Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) law was enacted in 2018? It went into effect just last year, in 2021, and it’s one of the most generous in the country.  Read more

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