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Minimize Stress When You Visit Mom: 8 conversation ideas

Whether you’re the primary caregiver for Mom or Dad, or you live out-of-town and are planning a special visit, you’ve probably felt the strain of anticipating what often turns out to be an awkward visit. If your parent’s memory isn’t good, conversation can be difficult. And if the world has shrunk to a single room and a predictable routine, it can be hard to think of new things to talk about. Add to that the guilt you feel — about not wanting to go, about not going often enough, about letting your parents grow old — and your visit can easily become a source of stress. A little preparation can ease a lot of pressure. …

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Protecting Mom and Dad from Phone Fraud

If you are caring for Mom or Dad, be aware that con artists target senior citizens because too often they are easy prey. What makes seniors so susceptible?…

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Fighting Allergies with Nutrition

Spring for many people is the start of allergy season. Good nutrition year-round can give you the energy you need to care for others as well as yourself. But during allergy season, the right foods can also help you minimize your body’s response to allergens.…


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3 Surprising Heart-Health Tips

February is American Heart Month, so in addition to celebrating love and romance and Valentine’s Day, many people are re-committing to healthy living. After all, healthy habits can help ensure that you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy each other’s company for a long time.…