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How to balance your career with the needs of an aging family member

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How to balance your career with the needs of an aging family member Holding a job and caring for a frail or ill older family member at home can be a huge challenge as you attempt to balance competing demands on your time and energy. As our population ages, more families than ever are providing […]

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living  Seniors who chose 2017 as the year when they will move from their own homes into an assisted living facility should view this as positive. Although there are drawbacks to life in an assisted living facility there are many positive things about it, too. Here are things to remember […]

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Recommended Reading for March 2017

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Meet Me Where I Am- An Alzheimer’s Care Guide By:  Mary Ann Drummond Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease requires an abundance of knowledge, patience, and love. There are many obstacles along the way to discourage and overwhelm even the most well-rounded individuals. “Meet Me Where I Am” is an essential resource for Alzheimer’s caregivers, […]

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6 Compliments People Pay That Are Just Plain Ageist

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6 Compliments People Pay That Are Just Plain Ageist By Ann Brenoff, The Huffington Post The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions. As we wrote earlier this year, words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown that our perception of aging impacts just how well we handle it, and that the […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration For anyone 50 years old or better, the thought of developing age-related macular degeneration, a disease of the eye’s retina that can lead to tunnel vision and eventual blindness, is frightening. But the good news is that this condition can be slowed down or completely stopped if it is treated early. Age-related […]

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide Millions of aging adults continue to drive in order to keep their independence. This can be a concern for well-meaning family, friends, and caregivers; worried about the safety of their loved ones, other drivers, and pedestrians. With age, hearing and vision worsens in adults. Changes in the brain can make […]

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Recommended Reading for July

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Recommended Reading for July Beyond Driving with Dignity; The workbook for the families of older drivers By:  Matt Gurwell  This workbook has been designed to provide comprehensive steps for families to take as they evaluate an older adults’ driving abilities and work through issues of a successful driving retirement. Click here to purchase this book.

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Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults

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Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults Visual blurring—like that produced by bifocals or multifocal lenses—may cause errors in foot position when walking. And that could contribute to the risk of tripping and falling in older adults, suggests a study in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy […]

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