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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more


40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more


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Do You Need A Health Care Proxy If You’re Married?

A health care proxy, also known as a durable power of attorney for health care or a medical power of attorney, is a document that lets you appoint a person to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you’re ever unable to do so. This person has the power to consult with... more


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What are the signs of heart attack in women?

What are the signs of heart attack in women? Both of my parents have had heart attacks, and I want to be aware of any signs that I should watch for.


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How can I talk to my mother about down sizing?

My mother can't take care of her house anymore. How can I get her to down size?


7 ways to help someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia sleep better

Sleeping problems are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease (as well as other forms of dementia). Since those with Alzheimer’s and dementia sometimes lose awareness of the time of day, getting them to bed at night can become an exhausting roadblock for them and their caregivers. Other factors such as sundown syndrome and... more


5 ways to get someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia to eat

Eating is one of the most challenging activities of daily living for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. For caregivers, it can be heartbreaking to watch a loved one struggle to enjoy a meal. As a person’s cognitive ability declines, food often becomes overwhelming or unappealing. People with Alzheimer’s may have... more


Could a geriatrician be the best doctor for you?

It’s no secret that Americans are getting older. According to recent U.S. Census data, the median age in the U.S. is shifting older, and there are now nearly 50 million Americans over the age of 65, making up 15 percent of our population. And as we continue to age... more