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How to Adapt Social Outings and Activities to Include a Friend Who Has Alzheimer's

When a senior family member or friend has Alzheimer’s disease, helping them continue to feel connected to their social circle is important. Some researchers even believe that socializing and staying as engaged as possible may help slow the progression of the disease.

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Protecting Dignity and Safety When a Senior Has Alzheimer's

Family caregiving can be a very rewarding experience. The role of caregiver gives loved ones an opportunity to bond and create memories. One aspect of caregiving that adult children and other family members struggle with, though, is personal care.

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Ideas for Giving an Experience Gift to a Senior Loved One This Holiday Season

Gift shopping for a senior who seems to have everything is a challenge many adult children and family members face during the holidays. Seniors often downsize their homes and belongings during retirement and aren’t interested in acquiring more “stuff.” Spending time with loved ones is what usually becomes more valued with age.

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How to Find an Assisted Living Community for a Senior during a Health Crisis

In an ideal world, an older adult and their loved ones would discuss assisted living communities and how they improve quality of life long before such a move is necessary. The senior would have time to visit communities and find one that feels like the best fit.

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5 Ways to Relieve Caregiver Stress during the Holidays

What many people see as the most wonderful time of year—the holiday season—can actually be the most stressful for caregivers. The long, busy days and demands of caregiving are often difficult for family members to manage. Once you add the hustle and bustle of a typical holiday season to the mix, the result can be an exhausted, stressed family caregiver.

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Understanding Your Medicare Benefits from A to D

Whether you are a new Medicare recipient or a senior who has been using this program for years, one thing older adults often have in common is a lack of understanding about Medicare. From Medicare part A to Medicare part D, the benefits can be tough to navigate. Seniors often wonder what all those letters mean.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It marks the day in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched an attack on the U.S. Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On that day, 353 Japanese aircraft launched air assaults that resulted in eight U.S. Navy battleships being damaged or sunk.

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The Benefits of Book Clubs and How to Start One

Reading is important at every age, including during retirement years. Here are some of the benefits of making reading part of your everyday life as you age:

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