Caregiving

7 Steps to Build Household-Chores Equity With Your Partner

For many couples, the majority of domestic tasks tend to fall to one partner. Sharing the labor can build equity…

11 months ago

The Problem of Caregiver Burnout

People who are professional caregivers may experience vicarious trauma. Here's why.

12 months ago

What to Say (and Not Say) When Someone You Love Is Burned Out

Here are five tips to remember when talking to a loved one who is burned out.

12 months ago

Wendy Welz’s Success Story

After her husband’s diagnosis, one woman’s life changed overnight. Picking up a paintbrush helped her find strength.

1 year ago

PUMPING IRONY: Invasion of the Robots

With the aging population far outpacing the resources of caregivers, robotics seems to be a plausible solution — until you…

2 years ago

How to Start End-of-Life Conversations

It’s never easy to talk about the end of life, including options for care. If you encounter resistance (whether you’re…

4 years ago

New Thinking on End-of-Life Planning

Popular attitudes about end-of-life care and death are changing, making it easier to thoughtfully prepare for the inevitable. Learn how…

4 years ago

Raising the Bar on Life After Loss: Q&A With Christina Rasmussen

Grief counselor and best-selling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, Christina Rasmussen shares her advice on how…

5 years ago

Mindfulness Could Help Prevent Obesity in Children

A new study suggests meditative techniques may help balance brain functions that affect eating behavior.

5 years ago

Compassion and Health: An Interview With James Doty, MD

How compassion and social connection have a powerful effect on our health, happiness, and well-being.

6 years ago

The Cares of Caregiving

Psychologist and author Dale Atkins on how to support a sick loved one —without falling apart yourself.

7 years ago

COMING CLEAN: Kindness Collection

This gift-giving tip from my mother-in-law has saved me hours in the store.

7 years ago

Planning for the Inevitable: End-of-Life Discussions

No one enjoys talking about death, but discussing your end-of-life plans can lead to stronger emotional bonds and a more…

7 years ago

COMING CLEAN: Learning to Walk Again

Late last summer, my husband received a horrible phone call from his father: His cousin Jaime had a stroke. She…

8 years ago

The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Eating Cheap (a.k.a. Notes From My Mother)

Senior health editor Anjula Razdan offers advice on how to eat well without breaking the bank.

9 years ago

Your Parents, Yourself: Aging Parents

When your aging parents aren't living as healthfully as you'd like, it can create a stressful situation — for them…

13 years ago