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Tips for Visiting Someone on Hospice
VITAS Healthcare shares tips on visiting someone who is in hospice care. Learn how you can offer support when visiting a loved one in hospice.
10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's
Get information and resources for Alzheimer's and other dementias from the Alzheimer's Association.
How Americans' refusal to talk about death hurts the elderly
Our health-care system robs older people of their autonomy.
4 Tips for Transitioning from Hospital or Rehab to Home
I’ve recently been helping a friend who has been managing her mother’s transitions from a hospital to a rehab facility and then to another rehab facility that now wants to send her home before she, or her family, is ready. It reminded me of how tough family caregiving transitions can be. I’ve been through so many of them with my parents and my sister — some smooth, others unexpected and rocky. As a study in the American Journal of Nursing found, …
Brain Health for Seniors: 5 Tips for Getting Social and Staying Smart
Let’s look at five of the best ways to promote brain health for seniors.
Memory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's. Learn the 10 early signs of Alzheimer's and what to do if you notice them.
Senior Living Tips: 5 Super Foods for Seniors
A healthy diet is essential in senior living communities. The following foods should be on the menu at these communities for seniors to stay healthy!
Five Tips for Families Facing End-of-Life Care
In this week's TIME cover story, available to subscribers here, journalist Joe Klein writes about becoming his ailing parents' death panel. Following are pointe
What It's Like to Be a Hospice Nurse
This essay originally appeared in I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse, a collection edited by Lee Gutkind, o ...