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E-Readers Can Bring Back Your Reading Habit

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Did you get an electronic reader (e-reader) for Christmas? Is it still in the box? If it is, you’re probably not alone. Many older adults prefer to avoid technology for as long as possible, and if that’s you, that’s OK. Even if the kids expect it and all of your friends are doing it, there’s […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 2 of 2)

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As we age and live longer, financial, legal, healthcare and long-term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas of concern, suggested questions to ask, and ways in which families might initiate conversations about these often difficult […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2017

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Recommended Reading Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence By: Gail Sheehy As a psychotherapist and a wife who spent most of her marriage caring for a husband with cancer and congestive heart failure, Denholm offers practical advice for dealing with the range of emotions that face spousal caregivers. Click here to purchase!

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug Administration set regulations for […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2)

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2) As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas […]

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is. Several years ago, I wrote a book aimed at helping adult children of my generation manage the many challenges of caring for our aging parents. I interviewed just […]

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How to Vacation with Your Parents

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How to Vacation with Your Parents   All parents have one thing in common: they’re getting older. So how do you spend time together and still enjoy it? The secret is you. How do I get the most out of a family vacation? I’ve given this a lot of thought and offer it now because […]

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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 July 2017

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Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) By Jeffery L. Condon This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook written by an estate attorney shows you how to handle your estate planning in a way that will ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you […]

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The First Signs of Alzheimer’s: Difficulty Navigating

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A study was done at Washington University in St. Louis which indicates that, of all the warning signs that suggest Alzheimer’s may be developing, the earliest one is probably a difficulty in navigation. This is because the area of the brain that is used to help you move from one place to the next seems to be […]

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