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Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How Respite Care Can Help

Caregivers need to take care of themselves, too. Thirty-six percent of caregivers describe their situation as “highly stressful” according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Stress, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on your life and health. When it becomes overwhelming to the point …

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Benefits of a Life Care Community

Aging is something that we all must reckon with and it involves a lot of uncertainties. For instance, most of us will wonder, “How much care will I really need?” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that “someone turning 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term …

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Do you qualify for respite care?

Caregiving can be as physically and emotionally demanding as it is rewarding. For both your sake and the sake of the friend or family member you’re providing for, you need to avoid burnout. According to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report published by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving …

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Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

When it comes to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there isn’t a single blueprint for how it progresses and when someone needs more support. But you can understand the pieces, the building blocks, of caregiver support and residential memory care options. And when it comes time to evaluate and discuss what works best for your family, …

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9 Habits to Adopt for Boosting Your Brain Health

Most people experience little bouts of forgetfulness as they get older, particularly when nearing age 70. Maybe you’re having trouble remembering a name or difficulty multitasking — it can feel frustrating, but these are a completely normal part of aging. Small changes to your brain happen over time (and actually begin in your 20s). You …

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Planning for Retirement in Minneapolis

Whether you’ve been planning for retirement for decades or just starting to map it out, one of the biggest worries older adults have is “do I have enough to retire?” There are many different factors at play for each individual. While we can’t tell you exactly how much you will need to retire, we can …

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Do You Know the Risks & Warning Signs of Stroke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American suffers from stroke every 40 seconds. Though nearly 75 percent of strokes happen in people age 65 or older, age-related risk begins around age 55 and stroke can happen at any age. When a stroke is caused by particles like blood clots or …

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