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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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Technology Divide Between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Family Caregiving May Not Harm Health After All

For decades, family caregiving has been thought to create a type of chronic stress that may lead to significant health risks or even death, alarming potential caregivers and presenting a guilt-ridden obstacle for those needing help. 

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