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Navigating through the maze of caregiver agencies is time consuming and tough for the patient and his or her family. Start things off right by being organized

Do your homework before choosing a caregiver agency

By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer  REGION - When an individual or family decides to seek out caregiving services, they must ask themselves many questions....
68% of family caregivers provide financial support to a loved one.

10 important financial tips for caregivers

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Americans spend roughly $190 billion per year on their care recipients for out-of-pocket expenses. Closer to home, according to AARP, over...
Many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children.

Sleep loss puts family caregivers at risk for health problems of their own

By R. R. Fletcher, Contributing Writer REGION - Nicknamed the "sandwich generation," many older adults over 50 care for both aging parents and children. Caregivers...

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

By Micha Shalev   Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts

Become a volunteer advocate for AARP Massachusetts

  By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts   Attend one of our caregiving and retirement security events AARP Massachusetts is working to ensure you have the health...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes

The grace of forgetting

By Marianne Delorey   “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” Friedrich Nietzsche    “To be able to forget means sanity.”  Jack London   People who...

Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behavior in Alzheimer’s disease patients

By Micha Shalev   Delusional, paranoid and hallucinatory behaviors may be a response to internal or external factors. They most often occur as a result of...

Common myths of aging

By Micha Shalev Like any form of bias, ageism has led many of us to make false assumptions about seniors. Many of these myths may...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Keeping our parents a little longer at home

Providing a safe environment By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM It is a given that most elderly people want to stay in their home and not...
Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM

Common mistakes people make when selecting a long term care facility for a loved...

By Micha Shalev, MHA CDP CDCM Part two of two. Part one was in the October issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate and can also...