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High-tech toilet seats popular with caregivers, elderly

They seem to be gaining ground quickly among baby boomers and those who care for the elderly, as well as those interested in high-tech and environmentally friendly products.

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Seniors caring for other seniors

Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings.

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Finding Alzheimer’s care in far-off nations

Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes.

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Is favorite child a better caregiver?

It seems there’s a universal truth in the “Mom always liked you best” quip Tommy Smothers directed at his brother Dick. Studies over the last few years show that parents do have favorites among their children.

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Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers

David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.

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Should children be forced to visit mom and dad?

By Marianne Delorey China has enacted a law to help contend with the demands of caring for an aging population. Children are now required by law to visit their parents “frequently” and to provide monetary support. Also in the news from China, stories of children fleeing abusive homes, being sold into slavery, forced to carry […]

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