Caregiving

Tai Chi: A New Treatment for Dementia

By Judith Stuartcole Bonner ~   Dementia is an umbrella term for several different kinds of cognitive impairment that can begin to affect memory around the age of 50. Even though we may joke about juggling fewer tasks, processing information more slowly, or finding it difficult to focus on details, life may grow more frustrating for

Changing Gears Along the Way

By Kathryn MacDonell ~   Life unfolds as planned, until it doesn’t. You or your loved one miss a step, a word, or an action, and, after enough times, you eventually seek medical advice. A series of questions and lengthy cognitive tests result in an unsettling diagnosis for a 50+ year old in the prime

A Guide to Combat Medical Debt

By Aly J. Yale ~ Overwhelming medical debt is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy. In fact, according to a study out of the City University of New York, 66.5 percent of bankruptcy filings cite medical expenses as a contributing factor. These expenses often stem from emergency room visits or surgeries, costly bills

Recognizing Hoarding Disorder

By Terry Sutton ~ “Hoarding.” When you hear that word, what do you think? If you are like many Americans with cable TV, you might think of reality shows featuring impossibly cluttered homes and the people who inhabit them. This is not a fleeting phenomenon. Millions of people are afflicted with this difficult, often heart-breaking,

Coping with the Cost of Care: Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions and Tips for Seniors and Their Families

By TaxAct. TaxAct shares these articles with us so our readers are more informed. Yes, this one long but the information is very important for you and your loved ones. So, sit in a comfortable chair, grab a refreshing drink and read on. You’ll be glad you did. As you get older, you may find you

Getting Through the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One…You Are Not Alone

The holidays are almost here and for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, they can be very difficult. The holidays are a reminder of what once was, of traditions repeated over years — even decades — that represented who they were — as partners, spouses, adults, children, and grandchildren. For anyone

‘Tis the Season… Give of Yourself

During this season of giving and joy, we are furiously working on holiday shopping, social events, and spending time with family and friends. Many of us in the throes of all the preparations, we rack our minds for gift giving ideas for those in our lives. Many seniors, who may be on fixed incomes, also

The Holidays & Caregivers

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. But it can also be full of stress — multiple events, family visits, work obligations, and the list goes on. So how to manage it all? First of all, recognize that you are one person and can only be in one place at a time. Try

8 Ways for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation to Reduce Stress

“The following article may be long, but the advice is invaluable. Grab a cup of your favorite drink, curl up in a cozy chair and read on!” America’s Sandwich Generation, men and women in their forties to sixties with both aging parents and children to care for, is one of the fastest growing populations. This

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