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Dear Donna: What Does a Senior Move Manager Do?

Dear Donna, My parents recently decided to move to a senior living community, and they asked me to assist them with the transition. I'd love to help them as much as possible, but I have no idea where to start. A friend of mine told me I should...

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4 Ways to Beat Caregiver Stress During the Holidays

Caregivers already have a lot on their plate. The emotional and physical toll of caregiving can be sizable, especially if a senior loved one has dementia. This makes them extra vulnerable to stress when the busy holiday season rolls around. If it's not managed...

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Hereditary?

Dear Donna, I am the primary caregiver for my mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. As her disease progresses, I can’t help but worry that I am eventually going to get it.   Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary? Is there a test I can take to find...

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Planning Holiday Travel With a Senior Loved One?

Planning a trip with a senior loved one can be challenging. You want them to enjoy their experience and feel included. At same time, you want them to be safe. While planning holiday travel, you may find yourself asking… Will it be fun for the...

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is the day our nation gathers to honor its prisoners of war and soldiers who are still missing, as well as their family members. This observance takes place the third Friday...

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How Caregivers Can Protect Their Marriage

Dear Donna, I have been a caregiver for my mother for three years; she is 86 and lives alone. At first, she just needed a little help around the house. But as her health declines, the amount of time I spend at her house increases. Unfortunately, it is...

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5 Tips to Help You Better Cope With Caregiver Anxiety

Dear Donna, My husband and I recently decided to move my mom into our home. She has advanced arthritis, so having her here allows us to help her with the tasks she has trouble with.  Immediately after she moved in, we realized she needed a lot more help...

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