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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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‘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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Lifesaving wedding bands: A family caregiver love story

When Elaine and Tommy were married, they vowed “in sickness and health” — a promise that over a decade later would require a lifesaving addition to their matching wedding bands.

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Looking out for seniors: Maine lawmakers get back to work

As state lawmakers get back to work, advocates for seniors say they should put more focus on the needs of the aging population in the “oldest” state in the nation.

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Supporting Maine caregivers in 2017

By Jane Margesson Every day, 178,000 Mainers care for loved ones so they can remain at home. Approximately 65 percent, or 116,000, are women. These heroes are called family caregivers. If you are a caregiver, you understand the critical role you serve. You know that caregiving is often about a lot more than preparing meals […]

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