Staying Financially Independent as You Age

A longer life translates to needing more money to carry one through, especially if Medicaid and Social Security funds dwindle.

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U.S. Alzheimer’s Rate Is Declining

Landmark research shows it may be time to toast a green smoothie to lowering Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

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Family Caregivers Share Advice; Study Reveals Why Mental Exercise Is Important

These and other stories are in the January edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Getting Along With Family After a Parent Dies

What happened to those blissful summer reunions brimming with prized family recipes and boisterous laughter, or listening to your brother’s quirky stories during the holidays? The loss of one or both parents can complicate everything from settling wills to simply talking on the phone. Sometimes the death of Dad or Mom reveals relationship fractures that can widen into frustration, blame, distancing or rage.

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Managing Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can lead to blindness, but if detected early, those who have been diagnosed with glaucoma usually respond well to treatment.

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Is Grandma More Than Grumpy?

A nursing study by Case Western Reserve University reports that grandmothers who take care of their grandchildren full time are more apt to be stressed and depressed.

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Snowbirds Flocking South

Like their avian counterparts, snowbird retirees migrate to warmer locales before winter invades.

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Self-Care vs. Medical Help

Healing takes longer when your body is older, but how do seniors know when to rely on self-care for aches, pains and injuries and when to seek medical help?

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Little-Known Veterans Benefit – Aid and Attendance

Many veterans are unaware of the Aid and Attendance (A&A) monetary benefit.

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Getting Healthy Starts Now

Perhaps it’s time to cut back after indulging on holiday sweets or get back to exercise and more sleep. With some honest introspection and consistent determination, taking care of you as a family caregiver will soon be more than a fading New Year’s resolution.

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