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When it’s time to take the keys away from a loved one

The decision on when an aging loved one should stop driving is never an easy one, but the issue becomes even more complex — and heart-wrenching — when the loved one also suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know when someone is no longer safe to drive? How do you gently explain […]

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Get the skinny on newest medical alert systems

The choices are numerous. Medical alert systems have advanced far beyond the basic pendants that enable a loved one to summon assistance.

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Alzheimer’s: How caregiver and sick spouse can communicate

When a spouse is cognitively impaired, marital communication is impaired. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, language problems increase in frequency.

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Keep elderly safe from summer heat

It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems.

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Sandwich generation: The price of unpaid care

The need for simultaneous childcare and eldercare is a reality that can limit families’ — particularly women’s — opportunities for paying work.

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Why do more women than men have Alzheimer’s?

What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors?

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