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The Caregiving Task That’s More Stressful Than Divorce

When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Is it safe for grandma to still be driving? Can dad continue to live on his own? Should …

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The Good (and Bad) News About Living Longer

American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there's more to the story than just one statisti…

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Who Gives More Elder Care? Daughters or Sons?

File this new Princeton study under: Things That Need to Change. When it comes to caring for elderly parents, daughters provide as much care as they can, while sons contribute as little as they can…

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The Surprising Benefit of Being Cared for By Family

You could be the one thing standing in between an elderly loved one and an unnecessary trip to the hospital, according to a University of Wisconsin study. Family caregivers act as an important safegua…

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Managing Stress When You’re a Caregiver

34 million Americans provide care to older adults, nine million of them assisting someone with dementia. Assisting those with basics needs through a prolonged incapacitation is both mentally and physi…

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How to Uncover the Truth About a Senior Living Community

The decision of where is the best place for an elderly loved one to live out their golden years can be challenging for families. Most aging adults express the desire to age in place in their own ho…

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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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Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Groundbreaking legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide recently passed both branches of the Vermont State Congress. The bill, entitled, "The Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act,…

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3 People Who Will Change the Way the World Views Aging

“Is aging humanity’s worst problem?” This is the question that Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization for conducting research on scientific…

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4 Heartwarming Examples of the Healing Power of Animals (Videos)

Animals and humans share a deep connection that is strengthened in times of great emotional and physical distress. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than when one witnesses the touching inte…

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