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Bon appétit in senior living? Seniors today are looking for all-inclusive communities that offer around-the-clock, chef-prepared food. Gone are the carpeted, stodgy senior living dining rooms of the past and in their place are full-service restaurants with farm-to-table fare, youthful servers with iPads in hand and a wine list that goes well beyond the house red and […]

What If It Isn’t Dementia?

It is often assumed that dementia is an inevitable part of aging, as the disease currently affects over 50 million people worldwide. What you need to know, however, is that dementia symptoms can have a variety of causes. Learn which causes of dementia may be preventable, reversible or treatable. Maybe It Isn’t Dementia: Symptoms to […]

PTSD in Older Adults

For most people, feelings of anxiety, fear and worry are perfectly normal reactions to experiencing a traumatic event or injury. Older adults, however, may be at a higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a traumatic event, compared to other groups of people in our society. Learn more about PTSD in older adults and which […]

What Are the Differences Between Medicare and Veterans Benefits?

Last Updated: November 14, 2018 Deciphering the differences between health care benefits can be exhausting. There are specific requirements and stipulations for both and they do not supplement one another. Learn more about the differences between Medicare and veterans benefits to see which benefits work best for your family. The Differences Between Medicare and Veterans […]

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Last Updated: November 13, 2018 “Annoying,” “difficult” and “frustrating.” For anyone who has applied to Medicare, these are the typical words that come to mind when describing the application process. Part of the problem is that there are no easy, one-size-fits-all coverage options. The other part of the problem is that in an underfunded system, […]

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Since April, the government has been rolling out new Medicare cards to almost 60 million seniors enrolled in the program. The year-long effort seems to be going well, helped in part by a government marketing effort to get the word out about the cards. Do you still have some questions about your new Medicare card? We […]

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More than 6% of Americans age 65 and older have a vision-related disability. If your parent is among them, you may wonder how you can help them avoid falling into depression, maintain their daily routines and stay active. The solution may be a type of therapy many people haven’t heard of yet: visual rehabilitation. Learn […]

The Only Child Caregiver

Are you an only child caring for your aging parents or senior loved ones? Only child caregivers can easily neglect their own needs and become isolated or overwhelmed while caring for their parents with no one else to share the responsibility with. Read our tips on how to balance caregiving with a life of your own […]

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Have you heard of “caregiving martyr syndrome?” What begins as a caregiving commitment to a parent, spouse or senior loved one can eventually become a sense of identity for the caregiver, who develops a martyr personality that takes strict ownership over caregiving responsibilities. These caregiving martyrs often pay a costly price for their new identity, experiencing depression […]