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Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Learn about non-verbal ways to communicate. AgingCare.com published an article discussing the difficulties of communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak. This painful situation presents new challenges. The article says that, “Many of us are coping with elders who can no longer communicate. Whether from

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HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

  When it comes to arthritis, early intervention is a big advantage. Yahoo Heath reported online that “One in five adults — 50 million Americans — has been diagnosed with arthritis.” Learn how to watch for the onset of arthritis in your aging parents so they can begin getting help as quickly

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Measuring Caregiver Stress

Measuring Caregiver Stress

When caring for your aging parent is added to your “to-do” list, you may feel totally overwhelmed. Torn between living your own life and caring for your aging parents, stress like you’ve never before known can quickly overwhelm. When adults care for their aging parents, care of one’s self often

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Tips for Treating Flu

Tips for Treating Flu

Each year, up to 20% of the population gets the seasonal flu. While most people quickly and completely recover, the flu can be very hard on certain populations, such as the elderly. Caring for my Parents Tips for Treating Flu walks you through ways you can help your ill aging

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Hidden Costs of Retirement

Hidden Costs of Retirement

Unexpected costs can disrupt well-crafted plans. A need for a new furnace may swallow up money earmarked for a vacation. Medical needs may arise, bringing along the requisite financial burdens.Sometimes family members may request financial help. A new car may be tempting. Housing repairs must be made. As your aging

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Recognizing a Stroke

Recognizing a Stroke

It is imperative to recognize a stroke. Immediate medical treatment is needed. Learn to recognize signs of a stroke and be ready to seek treatment – your aging parent’s life may depend upon it. If you’re like me, you may only know about medical issues that directly impact you

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