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Early Stage Dementia

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for the patient and for their loved ones. If the disease is diagnosed in the early stages, there are things you and your loved one can do to mitigate the effects while they are still able and ensure they have a voice in their care.  Get Informed …

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Overnight Respite Care

Caregiving is a demanding and challenging job. It’s okay if you need to take a break and relax for a little while. It’s also okay to get away for a weekend, or go out of town for a family event or high school reunion. This is where overnight respite care comes in. Many long-term care …

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Long Term Care Insurance

Buying insurance under normal circumstances is a tricky business. You don’t know how much coverage you need. Plus, you don’t know if and when you will need that coverage. That’s how the insurance game works. You pay a certain amount for protection when you do go through medical injury or surgery and need care. The …

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Choosing Home Care

Given the choice, your older loved ones would most likely opt for aging in place in their own homes. Familiar surroundings help them feel secure, independent and connected with family and the community. Living at home is also far less expensive than moving to a residential facility. And it’s much more pleasant to recover from …

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6 Steps to Reduce Stress When Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be mentally and physically exhausting, so you should take steps to manage and reduce stress, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Finding ways to manage and reduce stress is of paramount importance for every Alzheimer’s caregiver. Untreated stress can lead to physical, mental and emotional …

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The Impact of Social Isolation on Seniors During a Pandemic

(HealthDay News) — Seniors are among those most at risk for dying from COVID-19, and so they’ve been urged to socially distance during the pandemic. But experts fear this isolation, while protecting them from a potentially fatal infection, might be wearing away at their health in other ways. “By older adults being less socially engaged and …

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