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ageism hurts everyone

Ageism: It’s Not Good For Anyone

This was a post I saw in Senior Planning Services, talking about ageism and how it’s bad for everyone in America. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Please share your comments after reading

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long distance caregiving

Long Distance Caregiving: Should You Move Closer To Home?

The stress makes it feel like an impossible decision. Should you remain where you live now as a long distance caregiver – or should you move closer to your aging parents? Should you give up your

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Caregiving is as good for the giver as it is for the recipient.

Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

Caregivers take heart, research is showing that caring for others is good for you! It’s a tough job, that’s for sure, but there are significant benefits being found. An article at Time.com reported

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perceptions of agina

Aging: Expectations and Reality

Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean? Think back to when you were young – and think about what you hear from young people today. There is such a stigma in America about getting old. So let’s

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family traditions

Traditions and Memories are the Treasures of the Holidays

Some of us can name the traditions our families have for the holidays. Some people can’t, but they are there, aren’t they? There are some things that we do every year and whether we say they are traditions

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gift for grandma

What Kind of Gift Does Grandma or Grandpa Need or Want?

Chances are that Grandma and Grandpa both have more slippers, ties, hankies, and robes than they ever expect to use in the next decade. And, chances are that they don’t want one more thing that will

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caregiver support for aging parents

Boomers Take on the Third Age

In the Tolkien Lord of the Rings, the Third Age was a time of all-out war. Now, in the 21st century, the Third Age has a different meaning. It is the time of life for those 55+. Now, that means a lot of

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aging parents for holidays

Home for the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones

The holidays are stressful on everyone – young and old. It’s just that the stresses are different. If we recognize what will make everyone most comfortable, we have a chance at making all the

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caregiver support for aging parents

How to Make the Holidays Happy for Your Aging Mom

Are you one of those people who love everything about the holidays? You know, all the shopping, the baking, the gatherings and the extra hustle bustle? Is that how Mom was when you were growing up? Did

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medication reminder

Medications and Aging Adults

One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart

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