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Emergency Preparedness When a Loved One is Ill

Disasters can happen to anyone at any time. Hurricanes, tornados, flooding, and blizzards can become deadly. Fire can require emergency evacuations. We all need to prepare for these types of disasters, but those with a serious chronic illness need to take extra precautions.
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9 Keys to Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. When reciting these marriage vows, couples might picture early financial struggles as they get on their feet or holding a loved one’s hand through a lengthy illness, but few imagine the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It’s a challenge that 1 in 3 seniors face.
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Approaching Tough Conversations with the Terminally Ill

When a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis, it’s normal for family members to feel overcome by a whirlwind of emotions. These emotions can make it hard to think practically. They can also make the next interaction with that loved one can seem like a daunting task. What do you say? How do you act?
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A Labor Day Salute to the Eldercare Workforce

We’ve all heard trending news reports in recent years about America’s aging population and the state of our healthcare system. Ten thousand baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day – a rapidly growing population expected to reach 73 million Americans by 2030.
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What are the Effects of a Stroke?

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or if that blood vessel bursts. The effects of a stroke can vary greatly depending on the type of stroke, the severity, the location, the number of strokes, and the amount of time before treatment is received.
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How to Honor Your Mother at End of Life

Every year, we celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring our mothers for all the love and care they provided to us. But for many families, this is a time of sadness as they face the realities of serious illness, provide care, and prepare to say goodbye to a mother in their life.
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