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Protect your elderly parents from scammers

By Micha Shalev Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on lonely seniors looking for someone to talk to. Sit down and talk to your elderly parents. Remind them not to give out personal or financial information to a stranger — no matter how […]

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State program allows family caregiving at home

Years ago, it was common for three or more generations to live together in one home. When aging family members needed care, they had plenty of people willing to pitch in to help out. Choosing to send a parent or grandparent to a nursing home was a last resort.

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How can families cope with isolated older relatives?

Summer seems to fliy by quickly in New England. Before you know it the cold weather arrives. For seniors, that means more isolation and lack of exercise.

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When is a dementia sufferer ready for a long-term care facility?

When the caregiver can no longer cope with the physical and mental demands of caregiving, he or she should first consider support services.

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Facing Alzheimer’s: Help is just around the corner

Every 70 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. One in eight people aged 65 or older have the disease. In Worcester County alone, over 14,000 people have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

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How do you take care of the caregiver?

Did you know that couples over age 65 are connected in such a way that the health of one person is related to the health of the other?

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