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Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents Day

Grandparents play a vital role in many families. A grandparent can be a confidant, a source of unconditional love, and a resource for learning and exploring. Research also shows that children who have a grandparent involved in their life in a positive way develop healthy attitudes about aging.

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Ready to Assist: Learning More about Service and Guide Dogs

Most of us have spotted service dogs assisting their owner in a grocery store, at a local shopping mall, or just out for a walk. These carefully selected and well-trained animals can provide support to people of all ages and with a variety of health conditions.

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Travel Safety Tips When a Family Member Has Memory Loss

Traveling may seem implausible when you are the family caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. From concerns about disrupting the senior’s routine to worries about increased agitation, it’s easy to understand why caregivers feel this way. But with thoughtful planning, taking a family member who has dementia along on a trip is often possible.

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The History Behind Labor Day

The Labor Day holiday is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. For many people, it is a three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer. It is celebrated with barbecues, picnics, and parades in towns all across the county.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries When a Parent Moves In

Sometimes, the decision to move an aging parent or other family elder into your home is borne of necessity. It could be a short-term solution while the senior recuperates from an illness or injury. The goal is to help your loved one rehabilitate and return to their home feeling healthier and stronger.

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Study Shows Power of Intergenerational Programming

A high school student accompanying a centenarian on a ballroom dance. A group of Girl Scouts proudly reciting their pledge to a roomful of beaming seniors. A student in Brazil speaking English for one of the first times in his life to a senior in the United States via webcam.

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5 Tips for a Safer Emergency Room Visit When a Senior Has Dementia

A trip to a hospital emergency room can present unique challenges for adults with dementia and their caregivers. While we often take for granted that a patient in the hospital will be safe, the truth is that not all healthcare professionals have experience working with people who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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6 Tips for Helping a Senior with Dementia Move

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia at home can be difficult, especially as the disease progresses. Families frequently turn to memory care communities for help.

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