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Caregiving creates a rift between a married couple.

Ask for Help With Caregiving: Your Marriage May Depend on it

You may have been through some tough times in your relationship but heading into years of caregiving for your parents can test your marriage more than anything you've experienced. Here are some ways to cope — and keep your marriage in the forefront.

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What Are Bedsores and How Can They Be Prevented?

Bedsores can be much more serious than they seem — in fact, complications from bedsores can lead to death. Learn from a board certified nurse on what causes these sores and how to prevent them.

Group of seniors playing dominoes.

Hear It From An Insider: How to Choose a Nursing Home

Who better to tell you how to choose a nursing home than someone who works in a nursing home? This licensed nursing home administrator provides her tips on what you want to nursing home to have, or what’s a clear red flag.

Woman giving her senior mother a bouquet of flowers.

What to Get for Mom When She Has Dementia

You struggle internally about whether you should even go through the motions of celebrating mom when she won’t understand what you’re doing. But there are ways to celebrate her that will make a difference.

'Probable' Dementia Linked to Unsafe Behavior

'Probable' Dementia Linked to Unsafe Behavior

Older adults diagnosed with probable dementia are more likely to pursue unsafe activities than those with possible or no dementia.

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Dementia Care: Oral Hygiene

Prevent gum disease by making sure your loved one gets proper dental care.

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Dementia Care: Coping with an Aggressive Patient

One of the most frightening behaviors displayed by your loved one with dementia is aggression. Here are some tips to help cope.

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The Alarming Link Between Alcohol and Dementia

Heavy alcohol consumption, especially binge drinking, takes a toll on memory function. In a study published in Epidemiology, midlife binge drinking more than tripled the risk of developing dementia in later life.