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Alzheimer’s Behavior: Patient’s or Caregiver’s Problem?

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Alzheimer's disease or dementia causes a person's behavior to change, seemingly without reason or explanation. Clearly, some behaviors such as…

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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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When Alzheimer’s Steals Their Personality

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor As Alzheimer's progresses, it destroys memory, brings on erratic behavior and robs personality. You find you are caring for a father who no long…

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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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6 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls…

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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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