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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

As a caregiver, what’s your day like? I mean, really like? When I talk to caregivers of aging loved ones, this is what I hear: I get up and start to worry. I start by getting my family fed and making

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s

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What’s the Biggest Concern for Aging Adults?

Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live

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