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Family Caregivers Overwhelmed And Undertrained

Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still find the experience rewarding.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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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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Asthma, More Deadly With Age, Takes Heavy Toll

Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.

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