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“Go on Vacation? But I’m a Family Caregiver!”

Experts on family caregiving likewise emphasize that caregivers need to take some time off. They remind us of the top rule caregivers should know to avoid burnout: Caring for yourself is an important part of caring for your loved one.

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Family Caregivers: Are You Familiar With “Presenteeism”?

You know the term “absenteeism,” but have you heard of “presenteeism”?

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Medication Management Is Critical To A Senior's Welfare

The wrong medications. The wrong dosage. The wrong timing. Any of these scenarios of skipped medications or taking too much or too little can cause medical complications or even death.

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Dementia and Its Costs Soar Worldwide

During the past year, national and international studies sounded the alarm about the need for governments worldwide to prepare for a skyrocketing number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. With the aging of the population and a lower birthrate in most countries, families simply will not be able to meet this challenge on their own.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Grandparenting

Grandparenting brings some of life’s sweetest moments, but there are times of perplexity, too.

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Fall Prevention Research: The Bad News and the Good News

As the large baby boomer population is turning 65, more experts today are turning their attention to the problem of senior falls.

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Baby Boomers Still Divorcing at a High Rate

Previous statistics listed American divorce rates dropping, but that’s not so with the middle-aged and older population, as the new research reveals.

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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

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

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Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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U.S. Census: More Seniors Are Living With Disabilities, Fewer in Nursing Homes

With the aging of the population, more people are going to nursing homes for short-term rehabilitation and subacute care. But a decreasing percentage of seniors are opting to receive long-term care in a nursing home. Most seniors prefer to receive care at home if possible.

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