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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

Pauline Jeffery had let things slide since her husband died. Her bedroom was a mess. Her bathroom was disorganized.

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How Caregiving Role Can Put Your Wellbeing At Risk

Much has been said about the Sandwich Generation, that group of people tasked with simultaneously caring for aging parents and raising their own children.

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4 Tech Tasks To Keep Your Parents Safer Online

All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk. 

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Assisted Living’s Breakneck Growth Leaves Safety Of Dementia Patients Behind

They found Bonnie Walker’s body floating in a pond behind her assisted living facility in South Carolina. There were puncture wounds on her ear, her temple, her jaw and her cheeks.

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Safety Tips: Prepare Your Home For Elderly Holiday Guests

In the midst of wrapping presents, stuffing stockings and shopping for family holiday dinners, hosts also need to make sure their home is safe for elderly guests.

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Loneliness Is a Serious Health Issue

More and more people, particularly older adults, are grappling with loneliness year-round.

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