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Collett Small at Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Caregiving

Law Attorney Answers Questions on End-of-Life Care and Legal Affairs

Many elder care problems faced by families can be avoided by consulting an attorney before their loved one needs any form of care.

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Gift-Giving

Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Adults

Practical, enjoyable gift ideas for friends and family living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Healthy Conversations

Discussing Future Living Arrangements with Aging Parents

When is the right time to talk with your parents about where they want to live in their old age, and how you can help?

Susan Hodges and A Breach of Trust
Caregiving

Guardianship: How Seniors and Their Finances Can Be Legally Hijacked

A legal process called guardianship can put companies in charge of an elder’s living arrangements, finances, and assets, robbing them of quality of life.

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Lifestyle

Tax Expert Tips for Family Caregivers

Caregivers should develop a method of tracking out of pocket expenses for loved ones. One reason is that, for some, they could be taken off of their taxes.

Older man awake on side of bed frustrated.
Healthy Aging

Sleep Expert Talks Taming the Insomnia That Comes with Age

Sleep expert provides guidance on napping, sleep aids, and how to plan your day to get the best sleep at night.

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Caregiving

The Future of Long-Term Care: An Expert's View

A discussion about health planning and what the best U.S. health insurance would look like.

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Caregiving

Ballroom Dancing Vs. Alzheimer’s: One Woman's Tale

Ingram asked her if she’d like to learn how to dance. Hazel’s response was, “How can I dance when I can’t even walk?” Ingram just told her to stop by the studio and see.

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Lifestyle

Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

Choosing an individual or a company to come into our home, or that of a vulnerable loved one, to provide assistance with anything from cleaning to personal services is never easy. We are giving an unknown person access to not only our property but to ...

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Living With

Managing Chronic Pain As You Age

Chronic pain and illness affects millions of people as they get older. Here's how you can be proactive about your health as you age.