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Dating Someone Whose Spouse Has Dementia

When Tami Reeves met her now-husband through an online dating site, he told her that he was still married. He also told her that his wife had Alzheimer’s.

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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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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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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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How to Prepare a First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit allows you to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. It should include supplies to treat a variety of injuries, including cuts, scrapes, sprains, and minor burns. If you are just setting up a household, you can s...

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Why You Need a Plan to Conquer Loneliness

Social isolation is not good for the body or the mind. To stave off loneliness, here’s some advice from experts and people who’ve been there.

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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What Seniors Should Look For in a Personal Trainer

Organized, routine exercise is important for a healthy senior. Here is how to find the right person to get you there.

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Is Your Nursing Home Ready for an Emergency?

A top concern for anyone choosing or re-evaluating a nursing home or assisted living facility should be emergency preparedness.

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3 Ways Caregivers Can Improve a Relationship

The shift in the relationship that occurs when a parent becomes disabled is an uneasy one for parent and child alike. The crucial issue is often one of control.