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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.

By Nancy Monson

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.

By Stephanie Stephens

Finding Beauty in Living With Chronic Illness

Cathy Kramer writes about her journey with rheumatoid arthritis, and how she found beauty in sharing her story with others.

By Cathy Kramer

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.

By Ronni Sandroff

Sleep Apnea's Effects on Erectile Dysfunction

A 2015 study found that sleep apnea also poses a significant risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).

By Martin Reed

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.

By Ronni Sandroff

Caregiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing, Families Say

Having a devoted family caregiver can be invaluable for the person who needs help. But for the caregivers themselves there are benefits—and burdens.

By Greg Daugherty

An Annual Relationship Checkup Can Keep the Spark Alive

Whether you’ve been married for decades or are in a new relationship, there is one thing all couples should do once a year to keep the spark alive.

By Andrea Rock

Caregiving on the Go: Dealing With Airport Stress

Traveling with an older family member can be a journey into intense caregiving. Here’s what I learned.

By Elizabeth Millard

To Age Better, Think Positively

Positive thinking may not be a cure-all, or even a cure-anything, but when it comes to the health effects of aging, it has its pluses.

By Greg Daugherty