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Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

A 2015 report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving found that roughly 43.5 million adults in the United States had provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the prior year.

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How To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Enjoy Life, Not Just ‘Fade Away’

Alzheimer’s disease has an unusual distinction: It’s the illness that Americans fear most; more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.

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Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

For members at the East Brunswick Senior Center, exercise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing.

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Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Older People Can Be Eased

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

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Storytelling: A Way For Adult Siblings To Cope With Parent Care

Adult siblings frequently work together to manage parental care, and many encounter additional stress and complications because of this new partnership.

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‘Boot Camp’ Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care Of Themselves, Too

Gary Carmona thought he could do it all. He’s run companies and chaired nonprofit boards. But since his wife was diagnosed with dementia, Carmona, 77, has felt overwhelmed.

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