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…

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy After the Age of 50
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5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy After the Age of 50

Aging comes with benefits. Some experience a feeling of freedom, for example. But there are also concerns, such as worrying about the possibility of Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. There are life changes you can make to help keep your brain healthy after the age of 50. One of the paths to brain health is…

Connections Between Memory and Stress
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Connections Between Memory and Stress

Most people have heard that stress can have a negative impact, but it is common to dismiss the connections between memory and stress and only attribute the downsides of stress with physical health changes. In reality, stress over long periods of time can also result in memory issues for individuals. This has been seen in…

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….

Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season
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Coping With Anxiety During Tax Season

Do you experience anxiety during tax season? If so, you’re not alone. Many feel stressed as they gather documents and receipts. Then, more anxiety looms when you have to sit down and actually figure out your taxes before the April deadline. Anxiety can lead to a number of health problems and issues. To effectively eradicate…

The State of the Economy and Choosing a Counselor
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The State of the Economy and Choosing a Counselor

When people are worried about the economy and their personal finances, it influences their decisions. It is important to prioritize self care, which means taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Are You Worried About the Economy? If you are concerned about how gas prices, the price of groceries, medical costs, insurance premiums, mortgage…

Social Distancing and Mental Health
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Social Distancing and Mental Health

If you have not been spending time with friends and family, you may be wondering about the relationship between social distancing and mental health. It is normal to feel frightened and anxious when there is a lack of control. The important thing is to connect with others in new ways and be aware of possible…

How to Live in Our Changing World
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How to Live in Our Changing World

We all know that change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it is easy for us to understand or embrace a changing world. It can be scary and upsetting. Some individuals find themselves not wanting to go outside. Others may discover they have different views than someone close to them, a situation that can lead…

5 Personal Problems and How to Solve Them
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5 Personal Problems and How to Solve Them

Dealing with personal problems is part of life. Ideally there are quick solutions, but this isn’t always the case. There are times when problems nag at people. They consume a person’s thoughts and become a cause of sadness and worry. Everyone has problems from time to time. It is important to remind yourself that coping…

How to Talk Through Relationship Problems
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How to Talk Through Relationship Problems

Healthy bonds rely on communication. If there is an issue, it can be helpful to talk through relationship problems. Discussion is key, but when individuals are upset, they may accuse and blame. Both parties need to be honest with each other and listen, truly listen, for the issue to be resolved. Communicating effectively doesn’t always…