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“Sandwich Generation” Challenges Of Caring For Both Kids & Aging Parents

Their older parents need care. Their kids are still under 18. They’re the “sandwich generation” — a longtime nickname for the mostly female, mostly middle-aged group of Americans who serve as caregivers for both older and younger family members at once.

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Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations Signal Rising COVID-19 Risk Seniors

Coronavirus-related hospital admissions are climbing again in the United States, with older adults a growing share of U.S. deaths and less than half of nursing home residents up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.

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A Family Death During The Holiday Prompts Questions And Reflection

It wasn’t the Thanksgiving holiday any of us had expected. Two weeks before, my 94-year-old father-in-law, Melvin Zax, suffered a stroke after receiving dialysis and was rushed to a hospital near his residence in western New York.

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dementia, memory loss

How Caregivers Of People With Memory Loss Can Navigate The Holidays

Although the holiday season brings joy to many, it may mean added stress for families supporting a loved one with memory loss.

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assisted living

Assisted Living Facilities Pressed to Address Growing Needs of Older, Sicker Residents

Assisted living communities too often fail to meet the needs of older adults and should focus more on residents’ medical and mental health concerns, according to a recent report by a diverse panel of experts.

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surgery

Should Elderly Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.

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