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The Sandwich Generation Feels the Caregiving Crunch

Posted on January 28, 2020 - Today, more family caregivers are providing care for more than one loved one—and they might have care needs of their own as well, reports the AARP. How can they make it work?

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Opioid Medications Raise the Risk of Falls

Posted on January 23, 2020 - You’ve no doubt read of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. Experts say the average life expectancy in the U.S. has even dropped slightly because of this crisis. Most media attention is paid to younger users who abuse these medications after purchasing them on the street. But in fact, many older adults also abuse opioid medications—and they didn’t buy them illegally, but began with a legitimate prescription.

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Take a Holiday Photo for the Fam…Not the ‘Gram

Posted on January 21, 2020 - The holidays are over and you’re reviewing all those photos you took. USC experts say if your motivation was to post those shots on social media, you probably detracted from your experience of the events.

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For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

Posted on January 16, 2020 - As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts.

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How Isolated Family Caregivers Can Connect

Posted on January 14, 2020 - “No one really understands what we go through and I’m not sure they care. So I just focus on her and me now.” When you’re providing care for an elderly or disabled loved one, life can be lonely. The AARP offers tips for making connections.

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