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If Your Elder Is Lonely, Here’s How to Help

How to banish loneliness by helping elders remain part of the community.

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To Donate or Not to Donate Your Body to Science

What’s the difference between donating organs and donating your whole body to science?

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Downsizing May Not Be Right Choice

Should you urge your parents to downsize or stand back while they do it their way?

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Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers Share Experiences

Lewy Body Dementia: Caregivers Talk About Experiences, Frustrations, Adjustments

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Electronic Medicine Dispensers: What to Consider First

New electronic medicine dispensers on the market claim they can help manage caregiving tasks. But much of that depends on how easy they are to set up and use.

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Aging Parents? Get Financial Documents Handled Well Ahead of Crisis

Are you prepared to handle your parents’ finances if they get incapacitated mentally or physically?

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Be a Friend to an Isolated Caregiver

Do you have what it takes to be a true friend to a caregiver? These suggestions can guide you.

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Q&A: How to Control Pain As You Age

If you're struggling with pain management as you get older, read this Q&A with Denis Patterson for medical and lifestyle advice that can help.

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

COPD Linked to High Risk of Falling

People with moderate to severe COPD may be at high risk of falling—especially during a flare.

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6 Tips to Have More Fun While Caregiving

Many dementia caregivers feel as though they are treading water just to avoid sinking under the often exhausting pressures associated with dementia care. But consciously changing your attitude can, with practice, significantly change how your days, a...