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Millions manage aging parents’ care from afar

“You just want to be in two places at once,” said Kay Branch, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, but helps coordinate care for her parents in Lakeland, Fla., about 3,800 miles away.

How to care for an older adult during the summer months

Summer is a special time for caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. I

Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place

Too often, older Americans wind up in a nursing home not because they’re super-sick, but because they can’t get through their days safely at home.

There’s help when an elderly relative’s health fails

“I needed eyes and ears closer to my mother,” said Schwartz, an only child living in Malibu. “I needed someone to handle the medical, the insurance, the financial, stay on top of the daily caregiving, so the emotional strain wouldn’t be overwhelming.”

Why should you pay more for cremation?

There are two reasons why you are willing to pay more for something.

Brain pacemakers zap Alzheimer’s damage?

The research is in its infancy. Only a few dozen people with early-stage Alzheimer’s will be implanted in a handful of hospitals. No one knows if it might work, and if it does, how long the effects might last.

Little-known infection a danger to seniors

In mid-July, Arthur J. Sommas 86-year-old father fell at his home in Waterbury. He went to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of a compressed disk. After a nine-day stay, he was released to a convalescent home to recuperate.

Making visits count

‘What do I say or do when all my loved one does is beg to go home?’ By Micha Shalev Here are some tips to try...

Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He’d survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn’t the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil.

Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

Marlu Taylor looks into her husband’s face. His expression has an almost childlike innocence to it. “What did you tell me this morning? You remember?” Marlu asks Buddy.