• When a sudden health trauma occurs and you become a caregiver, you may not always have time to prepare. Instead, when the time of need arrives, you assume the responsibility for helping your loved one through their recovery. Jessica experienced this transition when her mother Shari suffered a stroke in January of 2015.

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  • Four Ways to be a Better Caregiver from a Distance

    By Maggie Cunningham

    When you live in a different city or state than your parent(s) it can be hard to connect. As they begin to grow older and have changes to their health, it can become overwhelming to think of all the challenges. Being a caregiver is stressful enough as it is, but when you’re miles apart it can seem utterly impossible. Try these four strategies to make the process as easy as possible.

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  • Understanding What It Means to Suffer a Stroke

    By Margaret Schmidt

    With May as National Stroke Awareness Month, now is a better time than ever to understand the symptoms and treatment of one of the leading causes of death and need for long-term care in America.

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  • Three Myths About Anti-Aging Practices

    By Blair Klayko

    You may already know that healthy eating and physical activity promote healthy aging, but what are some of the new techniques scientists are studying, and do any of them truly work to slow aging? Keep reading to learn more.

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  • How to Honor a Veteran This Memorial Day

    By Blair Klayko

    We honor and celebrate our veterans every day, but this Memorial Day, plan for more than simply enjoying the day off of work or school. There are many ways to make your veteran the center of appreciation on this day of remembrance.

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  • 10 Gift Ideas for Your Aging Parent

    By Caroline South

    Finding a gift that shows gratitude to our parents is challenging at any age, but it can become increasingly difficult as they grow older. What do you give to someone who’s collected a lifetime of gifts? If you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift for a holiday or birthday, here are 10 ideas to help you get started.

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  • Osteoporosis can often be a concern in the aging process. After your mid-30s, you begin to slowly lose bone mass. This disease impacts the daily lives of those it affects, so in order to prevent trouble for you and your loved ones, it’s wise to learn more about what it is, how it affects the body and what treatments are available.

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  • It’s always a good idea to stay active and do things you enjoy. That’s even more important for those who live with from Alzheimer’s disease, although it can sometimes be difficult to plan daily activities. Here is a short list of activities caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s may enjoy doing together.

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  • Six Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

    By Margaret Schmidt

    Caring for a loved one is a labor of love, but it can often be just as draining as it is rewarding. You may feel overwhelmed at times by the emotional and physical strain of the responsibility you feel to take the best care of your loved one. You may be reluctant to admit you could use a break, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.

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  • The changing of seasons brings the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Whether you simply want to organize your surroundings, or you are moving to a smaller dwelling, downsizing can be a highly emotional and stressful task. These useful tips can help ease the transition and provide a guide to prioritize what is most important.

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