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Monitoring Technology Helps Family Caregivers Manage Elderly With Cognitive Decline

In the middle of a rainy Michigan night, 88-year-old Dian Wurdock walked out the front door of her son’s home in Grand Rapids, barefoot and coatless. Her destination was unknown even to herself.

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How To Talk Money With Your Parents This Holiday

Holiday gatherings may present an opportunity to talk to your parents about important money issues, such as estate planning or long-term care.

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Phone Apps Can Improve Caregiver Mental Health

Those who care for older adults suffering with memory loss and other cognitive impairments can significantly reduce their depression, stress and anxiety by focusing on what is going on at the moment and engaging in mindfulness therapy.

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How Long-Distance Caregivers Can Handle The Job

Long pandemic lockdowns forced many older adults to become comfortable with video calls to stay connected with family. That in turn means that long-distance caregivers have a better way to see how their loved ones are faring.

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Caregivers Shouldn’t Neglect their Own Needs

People who regularly care for or assist a family member or friend with a health problem or disability are more likely to neglect their own health, particularly by not having insurance or putting off necessary health services.

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Medicare & Home Care Better Investment Than Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else?

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