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4 Factors To Consider When Addressing Financial Issues With Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents can be an extremely emotional proposition, and money can certainly complicate the situation. In this installment … Read More

Guest Post: The Truth About Grief

Losing a spouse is a devastating event that more than 900,000 men and women experience each year. A vast majority1 of these are individuals age 55 and up. With these deaths comes grief, which plays out in five distinct and predictable stages…or does it? New research suggests that grief is an ever-changing emotion that may present itself with acceptance one day and backtrack to denial the next. Read More

Why Companies Should Care About Caregiver Burnout

There are approximately 34 million American caregivers in the United States, and the majority of them are working adults. Not only must they juggle caregiving responsibilities with home and family life, they must somehow weave them into their daily work lives as well. Read More

Staying Safe at Home Means Being Ready for Anything

Aging independently in one’s home is top priority for many seniors, fueling a trend that’s not likely to dissipate anytime soon. Vital to the success of this choice is ensuring the environment is safe not only in terms of maximizing autonomy and minimizing fall risk but also in the event of fire, natural disasters, and power outages. Read More

Stroke Care: What You Need to Know About Stroke Rehabilitation Centers

If your loved one suffers a stroke you will be thrust into unknown waters. While the medical team takes care of stabilizing your loved one, you will have to check on insurance coverage, communicate with the care team, and quickly develop a post-stroke care plan. Read More

The Role Daughters Play in Dementia Care

What are the early signs of dementia? Which family member will have the time and resources to support our aging loved one? These are all important questions rolling around daughters, sons, partners, and family members around the nation. Read More

How Long-Distance Caregiving Impacts Work Productivity

We have written a lot about the physical and emotional impact of being a long-distance caregiver, along with the high levels of stress that can lead to caregiver burnout. Read More

Four Things You Need to Know About Post-Stroke Care

If your loved one has suffered a stroke you need to know as much as possible about in-home stroke care. Hospitals and rehabilitation centers can only keep patients for the length of time allowed by insurance coverage. Read More

Stroke Care: How to Help Stroke Survivors Regain Skills

A stroke can rob people of many physical and mental abilities. Depending upon the extent of the brain damage caused … Read More

Move for Minds: The Campaign to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Move for Minds is a campaign to raise funds to support research on Alzheimer’s disease in order to find a cure. It is also a campaign of hope for those who have loved ones with the devastating disease. Read More