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How to Talk to a Friend or Loved One about Moving to Assisted Living

Initiating a conversation about moving to an assisted living community is rarely easy. People often put the discussion off longer than they should because they fear upsetting their loved one. That sometimes means families haven’t talked about senior care options when an accident or serious illness occurs.

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Early Warning Signs: Is a Change in Personality a Symptom of Alzheimer's?

Some early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t as obvious as others. While many people associate Alzheimer’s with forgetfulness and confusion, other signs of the disease are easier to overlook. A change in behavior is one.

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What to Consider before Agreeing to Become a POA for a Loved One

Planning for the future requires many things. Working on a financial plan and retirement goals. Writing a will and designating an executor. Creating important legal documents, such as a power of attorney (POA).

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On the Rise: Financial Abuse of Older Adults

Seniors are often targeted for financial abuse. Con artists think older adults are more trusting and naïve, making them more likely to fall for a scam. Perceived loneliness can also play a role in targeting seniors. Whatever the reason, experts say this trend is likely to continue growing.

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Act Two: How to Embrace and Celebrate Aging

The phrase “age is just a number” is often repeated. In a culture obsessed with youth, however, adopting it as your personal mantra might be difficult. The beauty industry is a prime example. According to Forbes, it’s an industry that has grown to $445 billion a year. Much of the money spent is on products “guaranteed” to make you look younger.

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How to Show Your Appreciation to a Family Caregiver

Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding experience. It often provides families with an opportunity to reconnect, reminisce, and bond. Time spent caregiving can create memories that last a lifetime.

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Sunrise Co-Founder Paul Klaassen Inducted into ASHA Hall of Fame

From Chris Winkle, CEO

More than 35 years ago, Paul Klaassen co-founded Sunrise upon the simple yet bold mission that continues to drive us today—to champion quality of life for all seniors. That first community in 1981 completely revolutionized senior living in the United States by providing residents with high-quality, person-centered care in a warm, loving home.

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How Does Lifestyle Affect Cancer Risk?

Whether it is a personal battle with some form of the disease or losing a friend or loved one to it, cancer has touched most of our lives. For some, the diagnosis is linked to genetics. But for many others, lifestyle plays a leading role in developing cancer.

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