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Celebrating Mother’s Day When You’re Mom’s Caregiver

As a young child, making mom feel special on Mother’s Day is relatively simple: macaroni necklaces, hand-drawn cards and breakfast in bed (usually with an assist from Dad). But as time passes and rela…

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13 Things You Learn While Caring for an Aging Parent

Whether it’s moving in with a mother who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a stopping by a few times a week to help a father whose arthritis prevents him from getting around like he used to…

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The Dangerous Dementia Symptom That Isn’t Memory Loss

When most people think about the first signs of dementia, memory loss is often top of mind. While it’s true that trouble with short term memory is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s—the most common form of dem…

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5 Facts That Show What Life is Like for Working Caregivers

July is National Sandwich Generation month—a time to recognize the sacrifices made by those caring for young children and aging parents. Many of these men and women must also attempt to hold down a jo…

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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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