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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4 Ways to Care for a Parent While Succeeding at Work

Balancing your career and caregiving roles can be tough, but these practical tips can help.

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How You Can Benefit from Flexing Your Gratitude Muscle

As a caregiver, shifting your attention to things you’re thankful for can overcome negative thinking

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Financial Exploitation: Know the Red Flags

Older adults, especially those with cognitive decline, are vulnerable to financial abuse. Know what to look for.

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5 Ways to Embrace Aging
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5 Ways to Embrace Aging

The deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) shares a few tips for aging gracefully.

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Why Decluttering Now Will Help Your Family Later

A Swedish clutter-clearing exercise puts your life—and possessions—in perspective.

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9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout
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9 Suggestions for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with dementia may require your intense vigilance as a caregiver, but there is much you can do to release your own stress. 

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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia
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9 Strategies for Dealing with Repetition in People with Dementia

Discovering what’s behind your loved one’s repetitive questions can help you manage them.

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What to Know About Wandering in People with Dementia

A potential symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, wandering behavior can stem from a search for safety and reassurance.

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Everyday Coping for Caregivers

5 Approaches to Sleep Regulation for Someone with Severe Dementia

Daytime “wake cues” and a bedtime routine can help your loved one get better sleep.

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Everyday Coping for Caregivers

What to Do If Your Loved One with Dementia Sleeps Too Much

Changes in sleep patterns are not unusual, but check with a physician.

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