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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

What to Expect When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

A Guide to Caregiving: Early, Mid, and Late Stage Knowing what to expect if you are a care partner with someone who has an Alzheimer’s diagnosis – whether you are family or a friend -- may help ease your fears about ...

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Elderly More Vulnerable to Heat: Check in Often

When summer temperatures begin to climb, it’s dangerous for everyone. But what many people don't realize is that the elderly are especially vulnerable and are more prone to heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. They don’t adjust as well ...

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Government Programs That Can Pay for Long-term Care for the Elderly

If you or a loved one has financial constraints but needs long-term care, there are government-funded options. The programs have different eligibility requirements which are based on income, assets, the kind and level of care needed, marital status and age. MEDICAID-FUNDED ...

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Caring for Seniors During the Time of Coronavirus

Keeping Connected and Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe When You Can’t Visit For many of us, keeping our older loved ones safe in the time of coronavirus can mean keeping our distance. Whether your loved one lives in their own home ...

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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Practical Tips for Dealing with Isolation as a Caregiver

Don’t be an island. That’s good advice for anybody – but especially for millions of caregivers who have let friendships and acquaintances slide as a result of caregiving obligations. It doesn’t have to be that way. Maintaining a social life is easier said ...

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019

10 Essential Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Seniors

The residents of Ikaria, a Greek Island for whom the mythical Icarus is named, are among the healthiest, longest-lived people on Earth. Is it something in the water? How can American seniors achieve similar results? There's no great mystery to the ...

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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Top 10 Caregiver Tips For Staying Healthy and Active

Being a caregiver can be a privilege, an act of love, a sacred responsibility, or a personal calling. It can also be incredibly challenging. If you are a sole or primary caregiver for someone who is highly dependent on you ...

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Managing Caregiver Stress

Family caregivers — those people who are caring for an aging or chronically ill loved one — often face a lot of stress. Caregiving can be a fairly invisible and underappreciated role. The estimated price tag for informal caregiving in ...

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Postherpetic Neuralgia: Treating Nerve Pain After Shingles

More than half of all seniors beyond age 65 live with chronic pain. One cause: Shingles. Almost a third of Americans will develop shingles, a viral skin rash that has its origins in childhood illness and can lead to chronic ...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Ideas for Celebrating Father’s Day with Your Senior Dad

Father's Day is a time to honor your Dad - returning all of the love, admiration, and generosity that he’s given you over the years. This year, take a little extra time to plan some special activities and gifts that ...

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