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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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taking care of an aging parent

Caregiver Support For An Aging Spouse

Your parents always loved each other. They joked about their plans to age together– holding hands, rocking in chairs on the front porch and delighting in joys of their grand kids. For many couples,

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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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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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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat –

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