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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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11 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Sometimes sleep and caregiving don't seem to mix. With a packed schedule, being pulled in a million different directions by elderly parents, kid…

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Mountain Climber Attempts 7 Summits for Alzheimer’s Research

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com Contributing Editor A family is never quite the same after an Alzheimer's diagnosis. The disease gradually destroys memory, robs sufferers of a lifetime of memories…

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Step Away From the Donut: The Perils of Emotional Eating

By Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com editor As far back as breast or formula feeding, most of us learned that a sweet taste meant care and comfort. As we grew into more grown up foods, we genera…

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10 Secrets That Aging Parents Keep

Your aging parent may be keeping secrets from you. Not necessarily lies, but withholding of information that may be important to their health, safety or general well-being. Sometimes, when elderly par…

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