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The Many Shades of 'I’m Fine'

When you’re living with a chronic condition, it’s not always easy to answer when people ask, “How are you?”

By Lisa Emrich

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 ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Reni’s Migraine Tip: Try Everything

The author’s granddaughter, who already has migraine disease, offers some words of wisdom when it comes to treatments.

By Tammy Rome

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.

By Christophe Adrien

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

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

Do You Know What These Health Insurance Terms Mean?

Coinsurance, preferred providers, and deductibles can be confusing. Test your health insurance terminology smarts.

By Greg Daugherty

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

Living While Dying: A Short Film Featuring Role Models for Dying Well

Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin discusses her travels around the world, and her experiences documenting how other cultures view and honor death.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

A Balancing Act: Being a Caregiver for My Wife With MS

In 1992, Liz Hoy was diagnosed with MS. Since then, her husband Mike has cared for her and been a tireless advocate on her behalf.

By Leslie Pepper