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Time for a New Ride: Wheelchair Buying Guide

Thinking of investing in a wheelchair? Here's your guide on what to look for, how much to spend, and who to take shopping with you ('cause that matters too).

By Rachel Zohn
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How to Talk About a Friend's Death When Someone Has Dementia

A friend recently faced the task of letting her mother, who has mid-level dementia, know that the mother’s elderly brother had died. This death was not unexpected, but when a person has dementia and short-term memory loss is a problem, the news would ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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What's the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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Lewy Body Dementia: Caregivers' Personal Experiences

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

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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The Emotional Impact of Losing a Loved One to Dementia

How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.

By Carol Bradley Bursack
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Finding Support When Your Family Lives Far Away

Even if your family lives far away, these are some of the ways they can still offer support for your chronic illness.

By Cathy Kramer
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The Surprising Reason to Marry an Optimist

Aside from the obvious (who doesn’t want to do life with a mostly positive person?), a happy partner may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Lara DeSanto
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Want to Raise Awareness for Head and Neck Cancer? Here’s How

Here are some ways to spread education about this group of cancers, including social media campaigns and other resources.

By Bethany Kandel
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9 Ways to Help Someone Having a Seizure

Whether you’re a caregiver or a bystander, here’s how to keep someone safe during a seizure.

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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9 Ways to Help a Loved One With Wet AMD

Wet age-related macular degeneration can cause significant vision loss if not treated promptly. We've got advice on how you can help a family member or close relative manage their diagnosis.

By Jodi Helmer