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The Stress of the Long Distance Caregiver

The Stress of the Long Distance Caregiver

Being a long way from your parents can be stressful as they continue to age. Sara lives three hours a way from her father, Rick, who was widowed several years ago. Until recently, the distance between father and daughter was not a problem.  Ever since her mother had... » Read More
Falls and Fractures

Falls and Fractures

A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a break can be the start of more... » Read More
10 Types of Meds That Can Cause Insomnia

10 Types of Meds That Can Cause Insomnia

The older you are, the more likely you are to have insomnia — a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Older adults wake up more frequently during the night, wake up earlier and are more likely to report feeling unrested on awakening.... » Read More
The Independent Living Assessment

The Independent Living Assessment

Most people, given a choice, want to live at home for as long as possible as safely as possible. But how can you know if your loved ones need help in order to age in place? The Independent Living Assessment is a terrific on-line gadget developed by researchers at... » Read More

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