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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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7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com It's instinctive to want a map. Where's the next turn? What's the next step? It's a human thought pattern. We at least think we want to know what happens nex…

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Pick the Right Medicare Advantage Plan

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor An important Medicare deadline is approaching for seniors: The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will begin October 15, 2011 and end December 7,…

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How to Say ‘No’ to Caregiving

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor By nature, caregivers are nurturing people who put other's needs before their own. But how can you set limits without feeling guilty? Where do y…

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Is It Time to Take Away The Car Keys?

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor At some time you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important del…

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Should Mom Be Living Alone?

Recently I received a call from Michelle, an exasperated adult daughter asking if there was any legal way to get her elderly father to stop verbally abusing her and to accept a caregiver so she could …

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