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Staying in Touch With Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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“You’re not putting them in storage and shipping them off,” says Jayne Shearer, Certified Senior Advisor and founder/owner of The Home Advantage.

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When Driving Becomes a Danger for an Older Parent


Reasons for an older individual to retire from driving fall into two general categories: (1) physical impairments and (2) cognitive impairments.

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The Challenges of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults


Early diagnosis is key to managing type 2 diabetes, but that can be a challenge since many symptoms mimic other conditions common in the older population.

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Grandparenting in Your 70s: What to Expect as an Older Grandparent


There’s a world of difference between becoming a grandparent in your 50s and 60s (or younger) and having grandchildren when you’re in your 70s and 80s.

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#ElderCareChat 9/16/15: Strategies for Healthy Aging

Many Seniors Enjoy Trying New Foods

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 35 new and returning participants discussed strategies for staying vital and dynamic as we grow older, in keeping with September’s Healthy Aging month theme.

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Do You Really Need Long Term Care Coverage?

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Long term care insurance does not necessarily provide an all-access pass to health care.

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When Aging Is Anything But Graceful: The Effects of Your Aging Body

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You’re a teenager at heart, but your body tells a different story.

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Help Your Elderly Parents Avoid Scams Targeting Seniors


True Link Financial, a San Francisco-based financial services firm that helps seniors and their families avoid fraud and financial abuse, estimates that American seniors lose nearly $10 billion to scam artists and another $3 billion to identity theft.

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#ElderCareChat 9/2/15: Helping a Senior Loved One Who Hoards


During Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 new and returning participants talked about the difficult conversations, confrontations and interventions connected with having a loved one who hoards.

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What Do You Do If Your Elderly Loved One Hates His Assisted Living Facility?

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After spending so much time and energy finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to see her content and well cared for. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work that way.

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8 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandchildren

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How will you spend the day with your grandkids?

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How to Prepare for a Great Retirement


Retirement may seem like it’s far off in the distance, but then all of a sudden, it creeps up right alongside you. That’s why it’s best to prepare early for your retirement years—financially, physically, and mentally.

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Handhelds for the Elderly: Helping Your Parents Stay Connected With Technology


What this technology has accomplished for my mom and a growing number of other older adults is the ability to stay connected with their family and friends.

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What Does the Geriatrician Medicine Shortage Mean for You?

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“Every senior should have a geriatrician, and they are few and far between,” says Connie Smith, director of health and wellness at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community.

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How to Intervene in Cases of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is a crime — and it must be treated as such.

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Grandparents: 5 Ways To Forge Closer Ties With Your Grandchildren


“There’s a lot of research that shows what advantages there are to a grandchild having a good relationship with a grandparent,” says Vern L. Bengtson, PhD,

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