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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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10 Hydrating Foods to Beat the Summer Heat

Did you know that you don’t have to just drink water to stay hydrated? Although drinking water is important, it’s not your only option. During the summer, plenty of different foods can help you beat the heat. 10 Foods That Help Keep You...

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How to Pay for Senior Living Communities

Dear Donna, My older parents are considering moving to a senior living community, and I am confused about the different options for paying. I thought our only option was to pay for it ourselves, but a friend just told me that her parents used other methods...

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Emergency Room Safety Tips for a Senior With Alzheimer’s

An emergency room visit can be stressful for anyone, but especially for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Research even shows that hospital stays can be hazardous for adults with dementia. Caregivers can make the experience...

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How to Keep a Senior Gardener Safe This Summer

Dear Donna: My mom has always loved to garden, but she is now struggling with mobility issues. She also takes a few different medications that make her more susceptible to dehydration and heat. What can we do to help her keep enjoying her favorite activity...

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