Aging

Aging is part of life, but it doesn't have to be discouraging. Embrace aging as a reflection of all the wisdom you've accumulated over the years, and look ahead with excitement and joy.
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Advice for Caregivers

Dos and Don’ts of Caring for an Older Adult with Mental Illness

Mental health changes are not a “normal part of aging” so it’s important to recognize and address the symptoms.

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Advice for Caregivers

3 Ways to Evaluate Your Loved One’s Wellness When You Visit

You can get a good read on an older adult’s health issues by asking yourself key questions.

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Advice for Caregivers

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act: What’s It All About?

This national plan aims to help family caregivers address daily challenges.

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Advice for Caregivers

4 Tips to Balance Caregiving and Relationships

It’s vital to your well-being to strengthen the other important bonds in your life.

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Advice for Caregivers

How to Maintain Your Wellness After the Spouse You’ve Cared for Dies

The health effects of widowhood can be especially damaging for caregivers, so self-care is critical.  

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Aging Parents

Tips to Prepare for a Loved One’s Visit to the Hospital

It helps to be ready for anything from an emergency situation to a routine procedure.

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Angels

This Game of Cards Taught Her a Divine Lesson

Playing with an elderly friend made her worry about aging and memory problems. Then she was reminded that angels are always watching.

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Aging with grace
Living Longer, Living Better

Bible Prayers for Aging with Grace

Each day, finding another chance to grow in faith through love and trust

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Helpful Activities

The Healing Effects of Holiday Music

Hymns, carols and standard songs of the season can be a soothing pathway to the past, even for those with memory loss.

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Aging Parents

How to Protect an Older Adult from a Grandparent Scam

This not uncommon form of fraud requires a watchful eye.

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