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Signs Aging Parents Need Help Managing Finances

It’s inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine.

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Transportation Safety: Keep Your Elderly Parents Safe Outside Home

It can be hard to admit your vision isn’t what it used to be, especially when it comes to driving. Maybe you’ve noticed some difficulties reading traffic signals, or you’ve found it challenging to drive at night.

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80-Year Olds Are as Street-Savvy as 18 Year Olds

Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a skill honed in childhood but not fully reliable until adulthood.

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Study: Spousal Caregivers Just Need Some Appreciation to Lift Burdens

There aren’t many roles more stressful than caregiving. The fact that spouses often provide for their ailing partners is quite common in American life.

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How Do You Become a Really Good Daughter?

I pick up the electric shaver. “I don’t want to hurt you,” I say to my Dad. I’ve never shaved a man before.

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Private Geriatric Care Managers Assist Elderly And Families

The geriatric care management field is growing. The Aging Life Care Association, a trade association for the industry, reports about 300 new members a year. By Encarnacion Pyle COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hart Fetsko feels grateful and fortunate to be able to care for her aging mother. But after she had provided for her mom’s every […]

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