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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Getting Help without Ruining Your Holiday

Holidays with family can be joyful, but, all too often, stressful—especially if your visit home reveals that your loved one is struggling physically, cognitively or both, and needs help. If you haven’t seen each other for a while, and your … Continue reading

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Can We Talk? How to Open Up the Conversation as Loved Ones Age

As adults, we all want to stay independent as long as possible, in our own homes, living our lives without someone looking over our shoulders. At least, that’s the cultural bias among many Americans. But the aging process all too … Continue reading

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Striking the Right Balance: Work Versus Caregiving

You have an important meeting at 8:00 a.m., but your father fell in the bathroom after supper and you spent half the night with him in the ER. You missed lunch with colleagues for the third time this week because … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Caring for Your Aging Parent Long-Distance

Maybe you live in a major city where you’ve found excellent career opportunities and built a life for yourself and family, half a continent away from your mom, who still lives in the home where you grew up. Or maybe … Continue reading

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