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Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Adults

Practical, enjoyable gift ideas for friends and family living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What I Wish I Knew Earlier About My Mom's Dementia

A look back provides advice on the feelings of loss, confusion, and tension associated with caring for a parent with dementia.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How Virtual Reality Goggles Can Help Seniors

Virtual reality technology can immerse older adults in a three-dimensional environment that transports them to exotic places without having to leave home.

By Susan Ladika

Alzheimer's: 3 Things Siblings Must Do to Stay Sane

Devising a plan is critical to keep stress from straining relationships between siblings.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Should You Take Your Kids to Visit Grandma at the Nursing Home?

Do you have a relative who has moved into a nursing home recently? Here’s what to consider before the children visit.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Caring for My Mom Has Taught Me to Care for Myself, Too

I have been taking care of my mother, who has dementia, for more than nine years. Some days go by and there are no problems. But other days can be difficult.

By Terry Byrne

Discussing Future Living Arrangements with Aging Parents

When is the right time to talk with your parents about where they want to live in their old age, and how you can help?

By Carol Bradley Bursack

4 Ways to Prevent Fall Asthma Flares

If you have asthma, you know that flare-ups spike in the fall. But you can get through these trigger months. Here are four strategies to try.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Guardianship: How Seniors and Their Finances Can Be Legally Hijacked

A legal process called guardianship can put companies in charge of an elder’s living arrangements, finances, and assets, robbing them of quality of life.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Tax Expert Tips for Family Caregivers

Caregivers should develop a method of tracking out of pocket expenses for loved ones. One reason is that, for some, they could be taken off of their taxes.

By Carol Bradley Bursack