Figuring Out How to Pay for Long-Term Care
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Figuring Out How to Pay for Long-Term Care

When long-term care is needed, it can be stressful for a family. The decision itself carries a lot of emotion, and the financial figure connected to the care can be far more than a family can afford. In some instances, Medicaid is an option. Others choose to use a combination of resources, including savings and…

What is a Caregiving Journal?
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What is a Caregiving Journal?

A caregiving journal can be a powerful tool for a caregiver, meaning you are providing support to an individual who is ill, injured, or disabled. Being responsible for another can take a toll on a person’s mental health. Feelings of anxiety, depression, and resentment are all possible.  There are ways to reduce your stress and…

Alzheimer’s Disease Testing: What’s the Point?
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Alzheimer’s Disease Testing: What’s the Point?

It is natural to be fearful of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. For this reason, many individuals avoid going to see a doctor for Alzheimer’s disease assessments, even when they have complaints about how their memory is functioning. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are frightening diseases for aging adults. All it takes is a few…

5 Sanity-Saving Self Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation
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5 Sanity-Saving Self Care Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Many of you are members of what is referred to as the sandwich generation, meaning you are caring for children, or grandchildren, on one side and aging parents on the other. If this is true for you, you may benefit from a few self care tips. After all, you may be anxious and overtired as…

5 Tips for Avoiding Senior Fraud
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5 Tips for Avoiding Senior Fraud

Unfortunately, senior fraud exists. It happens when an older adult is convinced to relinquish their assets to another person. Sometimes it is a stranger, but there are even examples of family members taking advantage of the senior citizens in their lives.  There has been progress as regulators and legislators have taken note of senior fraud….