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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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3 Women Who Are Re-Defining The Future of Caregiving

Taking care of a loved one requires one to possess solid time management techniques, know how to deal with different types of people, effectively cope with stress, and be able to handle the unexpected…

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Top 7 Tips for Engaging the Elderly & Disabled

Follow these top seven tips to engage the elderly or disabled effectively!…

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Guidance and Support for Caregivers – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers by Stan Goldberg. Check out this excerpt from the book, and then leave a comment for a c…

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