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Is There Hope for Seniors with Tinnitus?


Though tinnitus might sound like nothing more than a nuisance, the condition can significantly diminish your quality of life.

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New Council Seeks to Support Nation’s 44 Million Family Caregivers


Leaders in elder care have launched the National Caregiver Council to address the needs of the nation’s 44 million family caregivers.

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#ElderCareChat 11/18/2015: Senior Living Search 101


Review highlights from this week’s conversation about the essential elements of a smart senior living search.

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What You Need to Know About Debt Relief for Seniors

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A surprising number of seniors carry substantial debt and can’t find their way out. Fortunately, there are services available to provide relief.

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What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Surgery


While knee pain can usually be treated with a cortisone shot or physical therapy, there are cases when the pain becomes so severe that partial or total knee replacement surgery is required.

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You Don’t Want to Outlive Your Money… Or Do You?

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“I plan to be the guy in the nursing home with the greatest memories and the least amount of money,” says author and wealth manager Dr. Stanley Riggs.

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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation


During Wednesday’s live discussion, #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse.

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Portrait of the Urban Senior: The Unique Benefits and Challenges of Aging in the City

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Because of the transient nature of cities themselves, life changes dramatically as urban seniors age. How can city seniors cope with the changes?

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A Campaign to Boost Your Brain Health


It’s important to pay attention to our brain health just as much as our physical health. Eating well, keeping physical active, getting plenty of sleep and staying socially engaged are among the ways that aging adults can give themselves the best odds for staying mentally sharp.

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End-of-Life Conversations: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late


Dealing with death is painful. That’s why it is vitally important for adult children to discuss end-of-life issues with their parents. If done properly, the conversation can actually be a positive experience.

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The Best Pets for Seniors

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Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, a bird person or a fish person, there’s a pet for every personality.

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The Overlooked Caregiver: Taking Care of Yourself Too


To maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s important for caregivers to occasionally step away from their caregiving situations.

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Behind the Scenes of Hospice Care

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Author Ann Richardson shares insights from the workers who dedicate their lives to helping the dying, and ways hospice care can make the end-of-life process as dignified and peaceful as possible.

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#ElderCareChat 10/21/2015: Medication Management


Review highlights from this week’s conversation about medication management must-knows for caregivers and seniors.

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Gambling Problems Among Seniors


The proximity of gaming opportunities to assisted living facilities does make seniors in certain areas more vulnerable to gambling problems than others.

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The Rise of Faith Based Senior Living

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Spiritual life tends to take priority later in life. Find out how faith based retirement communities help seniors keep their spiritual life vibrant.

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