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Managing Sibling Conflict While Caring for a Parent

When an aging parent needs help around the house and assistance with personal care, working in harmony with your siblings might be tricky. While most adult children want what is best for an aging parent, it might be tough to get everyone in the family to agree on what that means.

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Self-Care for Women Who Are Caregivers

Caregivers often put their own health and wellness on the backburner to focus on caring for a loved one. But the health consequences of ignoring important health screenings can be significant.

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Navigating the Sandwich Generation Caregiver Years

Are you an adult child caring for an aging parent? Do you have kids of your own who live at home and depend on you for care? If your answer to both of these questions is “yes,” you are one of our nation’s 22 million sandwich generation caregivers. It’s a phrase coined to describe the hectic lives of middle-aged adults who are sandwiched between the needs of an aging parent and the needs of their own children.

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6 Leading Reasons Older Adults Experience a Fall

Falls are the leading cause of serious—even life-limiting—injuries among adults age 65 and older. From hip fractures to head trauma, the statistics are startling.

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4 Healthy Ways to Manage Caregiver Anxiety

Anxiety is common among people who are caregivers for a spouse, parent, or other loved one. Being in charge of another person’s care and well-being is a big responsibility. Additionally, there can be added sorrow from watching the health of someone close to you change. While caregivers might not want to admit or acknowledge how they are feeling, ignoring anxiety can have serious consequences.

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Transportation and Ridesharing Options to Help Seniors Stay Independent

When an older adult hangs up their car keys for good, finding alternative methods of transportation is important. Maintaining independence requires having affordable options for getting to and from physician appointments, social outings, the grocery store, and more.

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The Unique Challenges of Being a Caregiver for a Grandparent

Grandchildren probably aren’t the first people you think of when you envision family caregivers. But the truth is that one in 12 grandchildren acts as a caregiver for a grandparent.

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What Immunizations Should Older Adults Discuss with Their Doctors?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an observance held to raise awareness about the important role vaccinations play in preventing serious illnesses and saving lives. Many people associate immunizations with infants and young children, but vaccines are not just for kids. Older adults have some important ones they need, too.

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