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  • Ending Dementia Stigma
    Coping and Caregiving

    The Dementia Action Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to, among other things, helping people who are living with dementia live their best life. This includes educating the public about stigma and misperceptions about this disease. We recently conducted a ...

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  • Online Caregiver Communities
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    There are many ways in which family caregivers can get support to care for themselves when they are providing elder care: respite care from another family member or a professional caregiver, talking with a group of fellow caregivers, and getting plenty of ...

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  • Protect Your Heart—And Your Brain--with 5 Easy Lifestyle Tips
    Falls Prevention

    By now you are probably aware that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. Studies have shown that heart health is connected to a risk for dementia so when you take action to protect your heart, you might also be improving your cognitive health ...

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  • Recharge Your Batteries for a New Year
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    By Lisa J. Shultz The holidays add an extra layer of work and things to do for me as I take care of my mom and host dinners and events for my daughters and visiting family. I enjoy many aspects of the festivities of December but when January arrives, I ...

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  • Elder Care: What's Right for You?
    Senior Care & Aging

    If your New Year’s resolution is to make changes as a family caregiver, consider what type of elderly care services are needed for you and your family and what you want to contribute. Non-medical in-home care services can include personal and companion ...

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  • Top Blogs from 2019
    Senior Care & Aging

    Now that 2020 has begun, we took a look back at what our readers were most interested in last year. Here are the top five blogs based on page views from 2019: 1. Our most read blog in 2019 was, “ The 4 Most Surprising Bathroom Hazards for the Elderly ” ...

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  • Dementia Warning Signs: Could You Miss Them?
    Senior Care & Aging

    As you gather with loved ones during the holidays, pay close attention to clues that they might be needing more help in their day-to-day lives or even living with a progressive illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Just a few months ago, TV show host Dr. Oz ...

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  • Keeping Seniors Secure When Scammers Call
    Senior Care & Aging

    It might seem counter-intuitive: you invite a stranger into your home to keep you secure and safe from other strangers. The first time a professional caregiver comes to the home, they are a stranger to the person who needs in-home care and their family. ...

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  • Caregiver Survival Tips for the Holidays
    Senior Care & Aging

    I have been taking care of one parent or the other for many years now. I find the holidays stressful in and of themselves. But as a caregiver, the holiday season can seem particularly difficult. Navigating the holidays puts more work on an already ...

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