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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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5 Ways to Overcome Your Anxiety

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Do these scenes sound familiar: You've been in bed for an hour, tossing and turning, but you can't sleep. You keep re-hashing the day's even…

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14 Tips for an Elderly-Friendly Fourth of July

By June Fletcher, AgingCare.com editor-in-chief Almost everyone looks forward to gathering with family and friends for a backyard barbecue. But if you've been dreading going to one because of your …

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13 Secrets that Make Caregiving Easier

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com Editor "As dad's Alzheimer's disease progresses, I don't know how to get through to him anymore." "There aren't enough hours in the day for me to get everything don…

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor How do you know if your parent has Alzheimer's disease or dementia? If dad continually forgets where he puts his keys, or mom seems to get easily confused th…

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20 Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor Maybe you've noticed that dad's unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair.…

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The Number One Reason Why Caregivers Get Sick

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor Stress and worrying can make you physically sick. Stress is a pressure cooker: Left un-attended it will boil over. Stress and worry are proven to affect your…

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How to Convince Your Parent to Move to Assisted Living

By Carol Bradley Bursack, AgingCare.com editor Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. That is likely how most of our elders feel; however it's not…

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11 Ways to Age Gracefully

There are many ways to minimize the risk of illness and to maximize the quality of life in one’s years.  The following list provides 11 ways to age well: 1. Honor the need to reflect on your life a…

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