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Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

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

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 on a study published recently in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally cared for others lived longer […]

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Aging: Expectations and Reality

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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 start with all the negatives benchmarks: Losing eyesight Losing hearing Pain and illness Inability to drive Inability […]

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Traditions and Memories are the Treasures of the Holidays

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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 or not makes no difference. My dad always wrapped up some gift filled with a marble or […]

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

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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 go in a drawer or on the shelf in the closet. What Grandma and Grandpa can really use is […]

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Boomers Take on the Third Age

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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 Boomers. There are those who might think it’s appropriate to call it […]

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Home for the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones

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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 family gatherings a little less chaotic and a lot less stressful. Take a moment to watch the video below from Keeping […]

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How to Make the Holidays Happy for Your Aging Mom

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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 Dad love to prepare the fireplace and have garland around the front door? Just because they have gotten […]

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Medications and Aging Adults

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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 ailments, acid reflux and digestive issues, diabetes, and so many others that it would be impossible to list them all. […]

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

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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 – how many of those things do you give any real thought? […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

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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 sure Mom is eating at her house, too. I am putting together breakfast for […]

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