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Caregiver Self-Care: Tips To Help Address Emotional Health

Caregiving for a loved one can put a strain on even the most resilient people. Add in the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and it has the potential to feel challenging.

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New Dental Treatment Helps Fill Cavities & Insurance Gaps for Elderly

Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office.

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Working Families Enlist Grandparents To Help With The Kids

Gone, for now, are the days when retirees Bill and Mary Hill could do whatever they please. Since school started for their only grandchild, they’re not leisurely reading the morning newspaper or dawdling over a sudoku.

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Nursing Homes: Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests To Nursing Homes, With A Hitch

The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests, touted by one senior official as a “turning point” in arresting the coronavirus’s spread within nursing homes, is running into roadblocks likely to limit how widely they’ll be used.

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We Put Off Planning, Until My Father-in-Law’s Medical Crisis Took Us by Surprise

Earlier this month, my husband picked up the phone and learned his 92-year-old father had been taken to the hospital that morning, feeling sick and short of breath.

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Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic

Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee.

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