Senior Care

Recommended Reading for May 2018

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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents–and Ourselves by Jane Gross When Jane Gross found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her eighty-five-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined. As she and her younger brother struggled to move her mother into an assisted living facility, deal […]

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment More older adults are turning to so-called alternative therapies to treat arthritis pain. “Osteoarthritis is one of the most frustrating problems rheumatologists have to deal with,” says Nathan Wei, M.D., a board-certified rheumatologist and clinical director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, MD. “While we have symptomatic therapies that […]

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Best Things Seniors Can Get Free or Discounted

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Best Things Seniors Can Get Free or Discounted There are many benefits to getting older, but living on a fixed income can be a challenge. The good news is that so many places give seniors a discount, but often only if you ask. Deals change constantly, and sometimes a particular franchise owner gives a free […]

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Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster

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Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster Your attitude towards something can directly affect the outcome. This is known as the self-fulfilling prophecy, where you unknowingly cause an event or outcome to come true simply by expecting or believing that it will happen. If you think you are old, chances are you will […]

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Six Tax Tips for Your Tax Return Preparation

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Six Tax Tips for Your Tax Return Preparation Your New Year resolutions may have faded, but don’t forget about your financial well-being. Get organized and focused on your taxes for 2017 and plan for 2018 given the recent tax reform. Here are some tips to get ready to file, get the biggest refund you deserve, […]

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Financial Tips for Low- to Mid- Income Seniors

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Financial Tips for Low- to Mid- Income Seniors One-third of households headed by an older adult has no money left over at the end of the month or is in debt after meeting essential expenses, according to the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. If you’re one of these seniors, it may seem impossible to […]

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The Connection Between Sleep and Cancer

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The Connection Between Sleep and Cancer Getting a restful night’s sleep is a challenge for many cancer patients. Pain from cancer itself, fatigue and discomfort from chemotherapy, and medication side effects are just a few of the things that make sleep elusive for cancer patients. Worse, not getting enough sleep weakens the immune system and […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2018

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Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving Paperback by Amy Goyer A staggering 42 million Americans―one in four adults―face the challenges of caring for an adult friend or relative. Although caregiving can be a richly rewarding and joyful experience, the role comes with enormous responsibilities―and pressures. AARP’s gentle guide provides practical resources and tips that are easy to find […]

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How to Solve Hygiene Problems Common to People With Dementia

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How to Solve Hygiene Problems Common to People With Dementia  Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come “out of nowhere.” Usually, there’s a trigger, and ways to work around it. Here is some information about possible causes and strategies to overcome common problems. Problem: Wears Same Dirty […]

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Setting Aside One’s Dreams Because of Caregiving

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Setting Aside One’s Dreams Because of Caregiving It’s better to acknowledge painful losses in order to create new hopes They had devised a grand retirement plan: white-sand Florida beaches, a spacious condo and a couple of motorized scooters in which to stow their new tennis racquets. After decades of hard work and disciplined saving, they had […]

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