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Must-Have Assistive Devices for Seniors

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For many individuals with senior parents who live in their own homes, mobility and safety is a constant worry. Declining agility and unsteadiness can result in falls with devastating injuries for seniors, as well tasks that were previously simple, such as getting out of bed, dressing or performing personal hygiene, may become

10 Basic Steps to Starting a Giving Circle

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There are many ways to start a giving circle. These 10 steps can give you a starting point and a basic roadmap. Step One - Set Goals and Structure Bring your group together for a first meeting. Take time at this first meeting to discuss what a giving circle is. Begin the

A caregiver’s guide: Finance protection for those with Alzheimer’s

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Keep your loved one's credit and identity safe with these tips Credit problems and identity issues can be difficult to guard against during the best of circumstances, but for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – a form of dementia that affects thinking, memory and behavior – preventing identity theft

Are You a Helicopter Child to Your Parents?

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Navigating the fine line between knowing when to help and overstepping When psychologist Barry Jacobs saw that his aging mother’s mental faculties were weakening and confronted her about it, the two of them began to argue. Despite being an expert on aging, Jacobs, a Springfield, Pa.-based clinical psychologist, author of The Emotional

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Pie

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Perfect for Thanksgiving - or any other time. This pumpkin ice cream pie is unbelievably simple to make and fabulously delicious! Ingredients 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies) 2 tablespoons ground walnuts 1 tablespoon canola oil   FILLING: 4 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, softened if necessary 1 cup canned

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