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Why Caregiving Can Be More Challenging for Millennials

Typically, we care for aging relatives as we are in midlife or even the early stages of older adulthood ourselves. However, there are millions of Millennials—those born from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s—who are caring for aging relatives right now. Intensive caring for older family members can completely transform their life plans. “My life…
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National Sleep Awareness Week Is This Month: Are You Sleeping Enough?

How’s your sleep going? Many people in the U.S. don’t get enough quality sleep, and that’s one reason why National Sleep Awareness Week, which was held this month from March 10th to 16th, is so important. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this year’s theme has been “Begin With Sleep,” and it highlights the importance…
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5 Signs It’s Time to Move Mom or Dad to Assisted Living

It can be hard to accept the fact that one or both of your parents may need assisted living. You’ve perhaps always seen your parents living independently, so the homework and sweat effort that accompanies a move to assisted living can be intimidating. However, despite the initial hesitation or hard work involved, assisted living often…
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4 Tips for Better Tax Prep for Seniors

Most people don’t get excited at the prospect of getting their taxes done, but there are some reasons to have this important annual task done. Here are some tips to help seniors with their tax prep so it’s less of a burden. 1. File your tax return as soon as possible. By filing as early…
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5 Tips to Help Manage a Senior’s Mail

So much of the mail we get nowadays comes electronically. However, many seniors still get a large chunk of mail via “snail mail,” through the U.S. Postal Service. For elderly loved ones who may have slowing cognitive skills, managing mail can become a challenge. Important documents or bills may get lost or not get paid…
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Heart-Healthy Tips for Caregivers

Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day aren’t the only holidays in February. Did you know that February also is American Heart Month? That means it’s an important month to improve your heart health. If you’re a caregiver for an aging and/or sick family member, it can be easy to neglect your heart health. However, it’s even…
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