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In Canada, some relief for the sandwich generation in sight

Members of the sandwich generation - family caregivers who are raising children while looking after aging parents - are found in many countries around the globe....

April 8, 2011

Lisa Wurth

3 tips for Stress Awareness Month

April is designated as Stress Awareness Month in the U.S., which means that it's time for caregivers to reassess their personal health and try to decide how they can better manage stress lev...

April 8, 2011

david_meistrell

Getting started with long-term care insurance

Families know that there may come a day where long-term care insurance is necessary. ...

April 7, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Taking a trip with a dementia patient requires extra planning

As the snow finally melts in many parts of the country, retirees are choosing to fly back to their summer homes or move to an even sunnier locale. ...

April 6, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Experts see shortage of geriatric care in the near future

With 78 million baby boomers approaching retirement age - and 10,000 turning 65 every day - healthcare professionals are worried that hospitals and other facilities may not have the resource...

April 6, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Interview with dementia expert Marc Wortmann

Around 1,500 health professionals from around the world will convene in Toronto, Canada, for the annual conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) this coming weekend....

April 5, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Exercise may make seniors more confident, less likely to fall

Experts suggest that a fear of falling in one's home may actually increase the chance that the incident will occur....

April 4, 2011

Alan Wu

4 financial planning tips for the sandwich generation

Being a member of the sandwich generation means that taking care of other loved ones is anything but cheap....

April 1, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Caregiver points to yoga as stress relief for sandwich generation

Lisa Moore knows exactly what it's like to be part of the sandwich generation - in addition to caring for her 88-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's, she is raising her 17-year-old daughter...

March 31, 2011

david_meistrell

More baby boomers finding new jobs during golden years

There are many reasons that older adults are choosing to take up a new job during retirement. ...

March 25, 2011

Alan Wu

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