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A popular alternative to assisted living facilities

Some older adults are trying to balance their desire to live independently with living socially. This has prompted a new concept called cohousing and many of these residences support multipl...

April 15, 2011

Alan Wu

Biggest challenge of caregiving may be “acceptance”

As parents age, there may come a time when they require day-to-day assistance from adult children....

April 14, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Connecticut town plans to become senior-friendly

The town of New Canaan theorizes that, if older adults are provided with more accessible outdoor amenities such as sidewalks and benches, overall senior health could be improved....

April 13, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Caring for Mom and brother on benefits alone

Marilyn Herrin, 68, retired from her job in human resources before she was ready, but the economic downturn left her with few alternatives....

April 11, 2011

Alan Wu

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