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How to Live Your Happiest Life after Retirement

How to Live Your Happiest Life after Retirement

If you are like most people, you are looking forward to retirement. You can say goodbye to your full-time job and hello to spending your time however you want. Yet, regardless of how excited you are about the next chapter in your life, it can...

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4 Holiday Gifts to Pamper a Family Caregiver

4 Holiday Gifts to Pamper a Family Caregiver

Dear Donna, My sister is our mother’s primary caregiver. She does a great job and regardless of how exhausted she is, she rarely complains. The holidays are coming up, and I would like to show her how much I appreciate everything she does. Do...

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What Is Parkinson’s Disease Dementia?

What Is Parkinson’s Disease Dementia?

Dear Donna, My dad has Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD). What challenges are associated with the disease, and how can I make his life easier? As I will be his primary caregiver, I’m trying to learn everything I can. Sincerely, Valerie from Saline, MI...

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How to Avoid Caregiver Overload over the Holidays

How to Avoid Caregiver Overload over the Holidays

The holidays are often the busiest time of year. The weeks are packed with parties, family functions, and other festive activities. Despite having a fuller schedule, many people look forward to the season. They are excited to catch up with...

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Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Older Adults?

Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Older Adults?

Veganism is becoming increasingly popular among seniors. Vegans eat solely plant-based foods. They steer clear from meat, dairy, eggs, honey, and any other foods derived from animals. There are many reasons seniors consider switching to this...

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How to Honor a Veteran on Veterans Day

How to Honor a Veteran on Veterans Day

Dear Donna, My dad was in the service. I want to do something special for him on Veterans Day to show my appreciation. How do I honor him? Sincerely, Monica from Holland, MI Honoring a Veteran on Veterans Day Dear Monica, It's great that you...

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4 Ways to Keep a Senior with Dementia Safe on Halloween

4 Ways to Keep a Senior with Dementia Safe on Halloween

For many, Halloween is a time for costumes, spooky decorations, and trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, many of these traditional celebrations can be overwhelming for a person with dementia. Because this disease affects the ability to process new...

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How to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Approaches

How to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Approaches

Dear Donna,I had the flu last year, and it took me weeks to recover. With flu season approaching, I want to do everything I can to stay healthy. How does the flu shot work, and what are some other ways I can protect myself?As an older adult, I know I’m at...

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