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Age-Proofing Your Brain (from AARP)

Alzheimer’s isn’t inevitable. Many experts now believe you can prevent, or at least delay, dementia – even if you have a genetic predisposition…
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Managing a Senior’s Expenses

Managing a Senior’s Expenses The time comes when you are responsible for your parent or parent’s finances. When this time comes, don’t panic. There are things you can do to make it easier. Just remember to keep their bills and information separate from yours. Have a copy of the Power of Attorney (POA) document ready […]

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Glaucoma is a disease that affects many people when they are in there older years. It can also affect new-born babies. There is no known cause and it progresses to blindness if left untreated. There are four kinds of glaucoma: Open-angle (chronic); Angle-closure (acute); Congenital (in new-born babies); and Secondary. The most common is the […]

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POA’s – What you are allowed to do. – Online Caregiver Support What You Can and Cannot Do With A POA By Anne-Marie Botek Like most legal undertakings, setting up and enforcing Power Of Attorney (POA) documents can be a confusing process. Yet, these essential tools can help aging adults and their families gain peace of mind regarding future care. Buckley Fricker, […]

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Scam – Real Estate Fraud – Online Caregiver Support Another Scam Aimed at the Elderly: Real Estate Fraud As the economy continues to flail, many people – including caregivers and the elderly – are looking for ways to get ahead on finances – or in many cases, just to stay afloat. The sale of real estate might be a […]

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Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

from Know what you need to know. Experienced caregivers recommend that you learn as much as you can about your parent’s illness and treatment. Information can help you understand what is going on, anticipate the course of an illness, prevent crises, and assist in disease management. It can also make talking with the doctor easier. […]

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Caregiving – Long-Distance

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Far Away  Long-distance caregiving takes many forms – from helping manage the money to arranging for in-home care; from providing respite care for a primary caregiver to helping a parent move to a new home or facility. Many long-distance caregivers act as information coordinators, helping aging parents understand […]

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The Elder Loneliness Epidemic

The Elder Loneliness Epidemic In an age where communicating with a friend or family member on the other side of the country takes no more than a few clicks of a mouse, or a few taps on a cell phone screen, research indicates that we are, as a society, more lonely than we have ever […]

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Silent Killers

Silent Killers: 5 Overlooked Heart Attack Symptoms By Lori Johnston,  for      February 08, 2012   February is a month when folks focus on matters of the heart, but it’s not just about falling in love. February is also American Heart Month. When it comes to our loved ones, we’re concerned about potential heart attacks, […]

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