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Urinary Incontinence

Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors. But she’s started to have a problem that keeps her from getting out. . . .

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What is “aging in place”?

Aging in place simply means that a person — regardless of age — lives in the residence of his or her own choosing. Primarily, this phrase is used in regard to an elderly person maintaining a good quality of life while living in his or her own home. . . .

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Managing safety issues when caring for older adults

Safety is an important issue in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. . . .

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Older people and depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. . . .

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Considering long-term care

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. . . .

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Considering hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. . . .

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The benefits of exercise for older adults

Like most people, you’ve probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. . . .

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Finding the answer to “Now what?” for your loved one — and for you

If you’re responsible for a loved one who has become dependent due to old age or a disability, “Now what?” is probably a question you ask yourself on a daily basis. . .

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Bathing a person who has Alzheimer’s

At some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will need help bathing. . .

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Helping family and friends understand Alzheimer’s disease

When you learn that someone has Alzheimer’s disease, you may wonder when and how to tell your family and friends. . . .

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