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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Coping with a Terminal Diagnosis: Getting Your Affairs in Order, Living Your Life


A terminal illness diagnosis is always devastating, whether it’s you or a loved one receiving the sad news. It changes your priorities overnight, and initiates a flurry of activity as you work to get your affairs in order. It’s a profoundly emotional time, but you need to stay focused and take care of personal arrangements as quickly and thoroughly as possible. 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

All Natural Ways To Cope With Grief & Loss


Unfortunately, loss is a part of life, and something that everyone will experience at some point — and usually more than once. Grief is a natural response to losing someone that is important to you. During the grief process, you may have feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, confusion, or even depression, which all can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Coping with grief and loss is not easy, but there are resources available to try to make it easier. Below, are a few natural and healthy ways to cope with grief and loss.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Long-Term Care: Planning and Paying for Your Eventual Needs


America’s population is living longer, and with longer lives come increasing healthcare needs. When it comes to your future long-term care needs, you have about a 50/50 chance of needing some form of care. Yet, despite the eventuality of long-term care needs, most Americans are wildly unprepared for the steep costs that come with them -- costs that are
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Friday, September 21, 2018

The Best and Most Practical Financial Advice for Seniors


It’s hard work to reach retirement, and you want to spend that time free from financial worries. In order to live comfortably, it’s necessary to understand how you can make the most of every dollar. Here is important information about smart money management for seniors.

Cut Costs

Saving on expenses is important, even if it’s just a little here and there. Thankfully, there are many discounts available to seniors, and you should take advantage of them every chance you get.
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Discussing End-of-Life Arrangements With Your Loved Ones

Understandably, most of us do not want to address the subject of death with our families. It is an uncomfortable, scary, and emotionally charged conversation, and it is normal to feel intimidated by it. This is, however, not a reason to avoid the discussion. Even if you are lucky enough to have a healthy family, it is never too early to talk about end-of-life arrangements with the people close to you. These conversations will never be easy, but they can be quick and painless if you approach them properly.


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Friday, March 9, 2018

How Caregivers Can Deal With Stress Related Insomnia

Imagine a 50-year-old man caring for his elderly mother. His mother lives in a retirement community and has support services for meals, bathing, and other basic tasks, but she still has an intense need for family support.

Her son works full time, but he takes time in the evenings and on the weekends to help her shop for groceries, pay bills, do laundry, clean, and manage the other tasks of daily life. Just six months ago, he helped her downsize from the family home into a small apartment, a process that took months. He frequently has to take time off of work to transport her to and from doctors' offices.


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Friday, November 3, 2017

Helping Someone with Alzheimer’s Cope with a Spouse’s Death

Losing a loved one to death is a traumatic experience for anyone, but when you are someone with Alzheimer’s, the experience can be devastating. Suddenly, the person who took care of your every need is no longer there.

It's difficult to help a loved one with Alzheimer's deal with the loss of a spouse, especially when you are grieving for the loss too. Typically, the spouse is the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's. When the spouse dies, the surviving spouse must now be cared for by other family members.


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Friday, September 1, 2017

How You Can Use Tech To Care For Seniors Far Away

As people grow older, they could use some help from time to time. That’s why you want to be there for your elderly parents or other senior friends. But how can you do that when you live on the other side of the country? Even if you’re not that far away, it’s not like you can drive by each day to check in or run a few errands.

 That’s where modern technology can help. Between online services and new devices, you can provide help for seniors who live far away from you.


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