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  • Are You a Caregiver or a Care Partner?

    Apr 28, 2015
    Words matter. The words we choose to use each day can affect the feelings of those around us as well as our ability to successfully communicate with one another in all manner of relationships.
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  • Is It Alzheimer’s?

    Mar 31, 2015
    Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet those statistics don’t tell the whole story: there are many people who go undiagnosed, believing that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are normal aging, and then there are people whose memory loss may not be dementia.
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  • Support for Those Living with Parkinson’s Disease

    Mar 31, 2015
    There are many reasons to seek out support groups when you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
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  • Healthier Together

    Mar 31, 2015
    The American Public Health Association is advocating for the United States to become the “Healthiest Nation in One Generation” and during April’s National Public Health Week there is one day devoted to “Building Broader Communities.”
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  • At the Movies with Caregiving

    Mar 31, 2015
    Alzheimer’s disease is having a Hollywood moment and as this and other illnesses get featured in award-winning films, so too does caregiving.
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  • Diabetes & Nutrition

    Feb 24, 2015
    March is National Nutrition Month and also American Diabetes Alert Day occurs, thus a perfect opportunity to look at the relationship between food and diabetes.
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  • Technology for All Ages

    Feb 24, 2015
    There are many opportunities for people over the age of 50 to learn how to get the most out their technological devices for more meaningful experiences.
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  • Caring Together: Social Workers and Caregivers

    Feb 24, 2015
    Social work and caregiving have a lot in common and often work together to improve the lives of those in need of assistance.
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  • The Importance of Uniting in Safety

    Feb 24, 2015
    Taking measures to remain safe in one’s home is a key part of maintaining independence.
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  • You Gotta Have Heart

    Jan 26, 2015
    February is National Heart Month, and during this month is also a single day, National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6, to bring attention to the facts about heart disease in women.
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  • Make ‘Em Laugh

    Jan 26, 2015
    What’s so funny about caregiving? Caring for a loved one with dementia is not particularly amusing, but some family caregivers are finding that a dose of humor is just what everyone involved needs.
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  • Putting a Price on the Cost of Care

    Jan 26, 2015
    It’s usually the first question an adult son or daughter asks when researching home care for their elder parent: “How much does it cost?”
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  • Caregiving for the LGBT Population

    Jan 26, 2015
    When a person requires care in the home, their needs typically do not have gender, racial or sexual orientation distinctions, but for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) there are concerns when it comes to receiving care.
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  • Is Now the Time for Professional Care?

    Jan 02, 2015
    There comes a time in helping an elder loved one when it becomes clear that there is a need for professional help. Yet this may not always be possible or sustainable for loved ones only.
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  • Changes in Aging Care in 2015

    Jan 02, 2015
    We invited thought leaders and experts in the fields of dementia and care for elders to share their insight into what changes are expected in 2015.
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  • The Gift of Getting Away for Caregivers

    Jan 02, 2015
    An award-winning poet has created a non-profit that gifts vacations to long-term caregivers.
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  • Make Resolutions You Truly Care About

    Jan 02, 2015
    The new year is a time for reflection and possibly new beginnings at any stage of life. While a new year’s resolution can seem contrived, it can also be incredibly meaningful and lead to greater happiness and fulfillment in life.
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  • What's Your Purpose?

    Dec 04, 2014
    Valorie Burton, a best-selling author, professional speaker and life coach. Her latest book is Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable shares her wisdom about living a life with purpose and meaning.
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  • Living an Independent Life without Isolation

    Dec 04, 2014
    Surveys show that people prefer to maintain their independence and continue to live in their own home rather than relocate as they age. Yet this needs to happen in a way that does not lead to isolation.
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  • Sharing Holiday Traditions in the Kitchen

    Dec 04, 2014
    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday at this time of year, it’s a wonderful time to gather together with loved ones and share a delicious meal.
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