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Working with Siblings to Care for an Aging Parent

Working in conjunction with siblings to care for a parent can be rewarding and challenging. Families often find it provides opportunities to reconnect and reminisce. For some, it’s the first time in years everyone has been together.

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Nutrition and Eye Health

Older adults are at higher risk for vision problems than their younger counterparts. From a detached retina to glaucoma, some age-related vision changes might be unavoidable. Others, however, may be prevented or delayed with good nutrition.

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Men Are Family Caregivers, Too

When we think of family caregivers, most of us likely picture an older woman caring for a spouse or an adult daughter tending to her parents. While it is true that female caregivers still outnumber men, the gap is smaller than ever before. For the first time, men make up almost fifty percent of family caregivers.

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Why Are More Retirees Returning to Work?

Why aren’t Americans retiring and staying retired? According to Bloomberg News, more seniors are employed now than any time since the 1960s, when Social Security benefits were vastly improved. Almost one in five adults over the age of sixty-five is still working.

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Veterans Day and Remembrance Day 2019: Honoring Sunrise Heroes

November 11 marks Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. This day is an opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and military service of the millions of Americans and Canadians who protected their countries.

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Retirement and the Single Woman

Women find themselves living alone during retirement in greater numbers than their male counterparts. Researchers say forty percent of female retirees are single, compared with thirty to thirty-five percent for men. That gap continues to widen as the age of the retiree increases.

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6 Tips for Preparing a Senior's Home for Winter

As the leaves change and the mercury falls, it’s increasingly obvious winter is on the way. If you are the caregiver for an aging parent, it’s time to begin preparing their house for the cold, snowy days ahead.

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How to Use Nonmedical Therapies to Support a Senior with Alzheimer's

When an older adult in your life has Alzheimer’s disease, finding ways to help them live a richer, more meaningful life is likely one of your goals. For many, working around a loved one’s limitations might feel difficult or even impossible. Fortunately, a wide range of research illuminates how nonmedical therapies can help.

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