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The Alzheimer’s ‘Cure’ We Can Create Right Now

National Alzheimer's Awareness month is upon us—a time for nation-wide walks and a landscape of purple-infused paraphernalia. These efforts to raise money and awareness to combat the country's sixt…

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What Does & Doesn’t Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the senior po…

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The Legend of the ‘Cranky Old Man’

From Zeus and Europa, to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, every culture has its requisite legends and tall tales. The culture of caregiving is no exception. Thanks to, JessieBelle, one of our A…

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10 Undeniable Life Truths

We often look to noted sages, scholars and success stories to find inspirational quotes to help us get through life’s rough patches. But in doing so, we may be unintentionally undermining our own a…

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5 Ways to Prevent Post-Hospital Syndrome

Re-hospitalization is a big problem, especially among the elderly population. As many as one-fifth of adults over age 65 who are released from the hospital are re-admitted within a month -- typical…

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Why Most Adult Children Would Rather Live With Mom Than Dad

If you were allowed to choose, who would you rather care for in your home: your mother or your father? Realistically, the typical family caregiver won’t have the opportunity to select one parent ov…

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Is Chemotherapy a Cure-All?

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery, according to a recent study. About 81 percent of people with advanced colorectal cancer, and 69 percent of…

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Help America’s Elderly by Supporting the “Caregiver Corps” Petition

Isolated elders, out of work Millennials and a rapidly aging population with a host of different care needs are three of America’s most pressing social issues. While lawmakers banter back and forth…

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Neuticles: Fake Testicles for Your Pet

Okay, this takes the cake for being weird, as well as a bizarre use of up to $800 — testicular implants for animals that have been neutered. The price depends on whether you buy small, medium or large…

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Questions to Help Caregivers

By Holly Whiteside, AgingCare.com It is said that the two Chinese characters for "crisis" mean both "danger" and "opportunity". When a life event like caregiving lands like a bomb, it initially fee…

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