Aging Parents

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Six Signs Someone with Alzheimer’s Might Wander: These Triggers Could Put Individuals At Risk

It's important to be familiar with these symptoms of Alzheimer's and what actions to take to prevent wandering from happening.

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7 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, here are several tips from professional caregivers that we hope might help lighten your load a little bit.

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Melanie with her mom, Linda, who battles Alzheimer’s

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's

Her job working with seniors gave her the training she hoped she'd never need: Caring for her mother who had dementia.

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Conditions That Can Put the Brakes on Driving

It's important to be familiar with the medical conditions that impact a senior loved one's ability to drive—and which adaptive strategies may help them stay behind the wheel.

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10 Signs That Seniors May Be Unsafe Drivers

So that you'll know when to take action, here are 10 things to watch for in assessing whether a senior loved one is still a capable and safe driver.

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4 Suggestions to Ease Driving Transitions for Seniors

Are you concerned about the prospect of a senior loved one continuing to drive? Here are some tips for sharing your concerns and working together to come up with solutions.

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Actor Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance Relies on Faith, Family in Caring for Mother

All her life, his mom had been a helper. Now she was growing helpless, but actor Courtney B. Vance rose to the challenge.

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Actor Courtney B. Vance

Actor Courtney B. Vance on the Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving

The acclaimed actor, featured on the cover of the August 2016 issue of Guideposts, shares how he, his wife, Angela Bassett, and their children have all joined together to care for Vance's mother, who is afflicted with ALS.

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10 Signs Medications Could Be Causing Problems

If a senior you're caring for is experiencing new difficulties, it might be time to look to the health cabinet.

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10 Signs Your Senior Could Need Help

The conditions of aging can leave seniors at risk in their own homes. Check out the signs that an older adult may need help at home.

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Good Nutrition is the Best Medicine for Aging Adults

A dietitian and nutrition therapist reminds us that good nutrition, exercise and companionship can be the best form of preventative medicine for seniors.

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7 Tips to Help Boomers Talk with Older Loved Ones

Many of us have experienced difficulty in discussing sensitive issues with older parents and grandparents as we care for them. Here are seven tips for keeping open the lines of communication.

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