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Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents is both a responsibility and a privilege for grown children. Though supporting elderly parents can be challenging, the gift you give your aging parents by making their lives easy and comfortable is a concrete way to thank them for all the love they have given you in your life.

Roberta Messner

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

Janice learned to share her mother's care with others.

Could This Caregiver Learn to Care for Herself, Too?

This prolific author needed to spend some time away from home to write her new book. Could she allow herself to leave her mother, who was dealing with Alzheimer's, for a while?

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Senior father and adult son having a conversation on the couch.

How to Have Hard Conversations with Seniors

Follow these 5 tips when tough decisions have to be made about the  health, safety, or well-being of an older loved one.

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A worried senior citizen and his nurse

7 Signs You Could Be a Family Fraud Victim

Take note of these signs that could mean you're a victim of family fraud.

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Senior citizen couple on a laptop and having a conversation.

10 Cyber Security Best Practices for Older Adults

Here are a several ways to protect yourself from cyber fraud.

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Serious elderly woman looking at her laptop

Hottest Cyber Scams: Take the 'Can You Spot the Online Scam' Quiz

Look out for these four ways you could get scammed online.

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A senior looks with concern at a credit report on her laptop

7 Ways to Protect Your Senior from Fraud

We all want the seniors in our lives to be safe from scams, but it's not always easy to know how to help. Here are seven tips that should come in handy.

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Writer Deb Hipp, at work on her laptop

When Distance Complicates Family Caregiving Roles

After her father passed away from Alzheimer's, she worried from afar about her mother. Could she trust the strangers who cared for her mom?

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Adult daughter embracing her senior citizen father

Wandering 911: What To Do When a Person with Dementia Goes Missing

When a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia disorder goes missing, take action with these steps immediately.

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A young nurse places a comforting hand on the hands of a senior woman

A Heaven-Sent Caregiver for the World's Best Nurse

After devoting her life to caring for others, her mother deserved special treatment in her final years. But where would they find just the right caregiver?

Daughter comforting her senior father

Help For Managing Wandering Behaviors: Proactive Steps That Could Make A Difference

Learn how to prepare and cope with wandering symptoms from Alzheimer's disease and dementia disorder to keep your loved ones out of harm's way.

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A senior man with a hand on his shoulder

Six Signs Someone with Alzheimer’s Might Wander: These Triggers Could Put Individuals At Risk

It's important to be familiar with these symptoms of Alzheimer's and what actions to take to prevent wandering from happening.

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A smiling young woman assists her mother, who is dealing with Alzheimer's

7 Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, here are several tips from professional caregivers that we hope might help lighten your load a little bit.

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Melanie with her mom, Linda, who battles Alzheimer’s

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's

Her job working with seniors gave her the training she hoped she'd never need: Caring for her mother who had dementia.

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