Topic: Eldercare

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Jun 11 2014

Tips for helping your parents manage doctor’s appointments and medications

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

As the average lifespan increases, so does the risk of chronic illnesses. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 80 percent of adults ages 65 and older live with at least one of these chronic conditions. For 50 percent of these people, it is at least two. More complex health conditions... Read More

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Make sure your aging relatives get the care they need
May 29 2014

Make sure your aging relatives get the care they need

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

As your parents or relatives get older, it can be difficult to determine the best course of care. One key to developing a plan of action is to include your parents or relatives in the discussion about what type of support they need. Though many are open to this discussion, it’s not uncommon to face... Read More

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Apr 29 2014

Don’t just rely on brain games to delay dementia

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Brain games are getting a lot of publicity in the news. Major brain game programs, like Luminosity and Fit Brains by Rosetta Stone, provide daily exercises to members across the world. Luminosity itself boasts more than 50 million in 182 different countries. However, these brain game programs are not just about amusement. Many are bringing... Read More

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Mar 18 2014

How to care for your aging parents when you don’t live nearby

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Making sure that your parents are getting the healthcare and support they need as they get older can be a tough job. But living at a distance from your parents makes that tough job even more complex. When you don’t see your parents regularly, it can be harder to tell if something is amiss. They... Read More

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Jan 14 2014

Are you eating the right foods to protect the health of your brain?

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

Diet is one of the top items on most people’s list of New Year’s resolutions, but the foods you choose can affect more than your weight. According to a growing number of studies, diet can play a key role in protecting your brain against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of age-related cognitive decline. What should... Read More

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Nov 1 2013

Can healthy aging strategies protect your memory?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

As we age, we expect our memory to get a bit less sharp, but a number of studies suggest that there are several fairly simple ways we can fight against memory and cognition loss. To understand what you can do to protect the health of your brain as you grow older, you need to know... Read More

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Oct 15 2013

Webinar: Smart ways to protect your brain health

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can protect the health of your brain as you grow older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16 million Americans are living with cognitive impairment. While some of those are younger people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury,... Read More

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Oct 8 2013

Health and wellness: How will you care for your parents as they age?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

When we are young, we rely on our parents to provide most everything we need for a healthy life. As our parents grow older, that relationship begins to change. It becomes our job to make sure all’s well with the health and wellbeing of our parents. The foundation of healthy aging: a whole person perspective... Read More

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