Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

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By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or...

Alzheimer’s Disease: How to manage behaviors

By Mary Macary Demakes In Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive capabilities are gradually lost yet the unaffected areas of the brain can be stimulated. Alzheimer’s can produce...

Bathtub designs remain the same, but there are differences

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By Jim Doherty 1. What is the most dangerous room in the house? The bathroom — especially for the elderly, who are restricted with limited reach...

How to avoid caregiver burnout

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By Judith Boyko As Americans live longer and remain independent in their homes, responsibilities for caring for them fall on family members and friends. According...

Altering perceptions when caring for a dementia sufferer

By Micha Shalev We know that cognitive and memory impairments can change how a person thinks, acts and/or feels. These changes often present special challenges...

Top 10 ways for young and old to practice ageism

By Marianne Delorey© Our entire society — everything from schools to nursing homes, is structured around age. It is hard to argue that ageism isn’t...

Ten Things I Know About Communication

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. “You can communicate best when you first listen.”  — Catherine Pulsifer  Older adults are not a homogenous group. For starters, some older...

Tips for caregivers and seniors on safety issues in the home

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By Angela Rocheleau One of the biggest challenges of aging at home independently is the threat of slips and falls in the home. There are...

Financial planning tips for caregivers

By Michelle Murdock Becoming a caregiver can result in many challenges; communicating with doctors, managing your time and your parents’ health, and just as importantly,...
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...