Senior Care

Will Coronavirus Ruin Your Retirement?

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The unemployment rate caused by COVID-19 precautions has hit older Americans harder than any other group except the youngest workers. Older adults may not return to the workforce, or they may take a long time to do so. An April 2020 survey showed 32% of baby boomers had lost confidence in their ability to retire […]

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Can Alzheimer’s and Dementia be Prevented with Regular Exercise?

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Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. The thought of developing the disease can be a frightening prospect, especially if you’ve witnessed a loved one affected by dementia. While you may have been told that all you can do is hope for the best and wait […]

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Bereaved Families Are ‘the Secondary Victims of COVID-19’

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Every day, the nation is reminded of COVID-19’s ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members. New research suggests the damage is enormous. For every person who dies of COVID-19, nine close family members are affected, researchers estimate based on complex demographic calculations and […]

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PARENT’S SENIOR COMMUNITY RESTRICTS VISITORS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

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So what can you do if you are caregiving during coronavirus and your parent’s nursing home or assisted living facility restricts visitors due to the coronavirus? 1. If your parents can operate their phones, call. Check in with them more than you might have in the past. Use the call to listen to their concerns […]

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The hidden cost of keeping older adults safe from COVID-19

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Nancy Nelson is pretty sure her dad gave in to loneliness and stopped fighting. Richard Mueller, 93, had been without visits from family members for nearly a month when he died April 10, as care facilities barred visitors in response to the pandemic. “I am giving up,” he told her. “I don’t know if I […]

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Recommended Reading for June 2020

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When Reasoning No Longer Works: A Practical Guide for Caregivers Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care  By Angel Smits  Written by a Gerontologist with more than twenty years of experience, this reference gives the reader an easy to understand the view of what dementia does to the brain, how it is diagnosed, and most importantly, how […]

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The Eight Forgotten Expenses of Retirement Planning

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These surprise costs during retirement can mean canceling that dream vacation, or much worse. You’ve reviewed your budget for retirement and you’re all set … or are you? Usually expenses go down slightly after your working days are over. There’s no longer a use for that professional wardrobe, you don’t need the gas to drive […]

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How to Survive Social Distancing 101

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Social distancing can help keep you healthy, but it might drive you crazy. This is an excerpt from an article that provides interesting ideas for how you can stay sane (and maybe even learn something) during social isolation. A key theme is to be productive! Here are some ways to combat loneliness and take advantage […]

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Boosting Immunity in the Age of COVID-19

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There are several things you can do to help your body fight off exposure to any virus or bacteria, including the coronavirus.

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More Companies Are Offering Internships for Adults

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‘Returnships’ help those who have taken time off get back into the workforce After 25 years in Washington, D.C., working in information technology, Jennifer O’Dowd decided to take time off and relocate to Dublin, Ireland, for her husband’s new job. A planned one-year break stretched to almost two, after which, she says, “I was ready […]

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