Candace’s articles on health, food and other lifestyle topics are published regularly in local and regional magazines and newspapers. She also helped launch a local women's magazine and has worked in television news for more than 15 years as a general assignment reporter/anchor, health reporter, and producer.

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Caring for two elderly loved ones while keeping your relationships strong. Caregiving changes your relationships forever.

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Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to act and what to say to someone who is dying.

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To understand why patients with Alzheimer's disease lose their memory, it's helpful to know how the brain creates memories.

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If a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems or changes in behavior, what tests should be run to either confirm or rule out dementia?

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When a loved one dies, society has certain expectations about the grieving process including how you should act and how long you should grieve. Explore 6 myths about grief and the grieving process.

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There are no federal mandates to deal with the time off that accompanies caregiving; however, you can find employee benefits for working caregivers. Many caregivers don't know that they have protections at work. Find out what employee benefits you can receive as a caregiver.

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When you add the title "full-time employee" to caregiving duties, it can be overwhelming. How do you balance the care needs of an aging loved one and make sure there is a regular paycheck to help your own finances?

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A little bit of education on the aging process can have a significant impact on the way employees and older customers interact.

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A video of a man in nursing home with Alzheimer's reacts to music from his era has become a viral sensation. Research shows that music is powerful medicine, with the ability to elevate mood and decrease anxiety.

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Don’t let osteoarthritis slow you down. Treat this disease with simple yet effective diet and exercise options.

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Cruise vacations are a great option for seniors because they can do as much or as little as they want, depending on their level of ability. See how you can adapt a getaway on the high seas to fit the entire family’s needs and interests.

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Transitioning from a partner to a caregiver brings forth a host of emotions. A wife shares her struggle with deciding to be her husband’s primary caregiver and making the best of every day with him.

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Caring for an aging loved one has a way of taking over your life. Learn how scheduling respite time in a dedicated location can help you reclaim your personal space and give you well-deserved peace of mind.

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Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior can be the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

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Pets provide much-needed companionship to people of all ages, especially seniors. But when aging pet owners find themselves unable to care for their animals, rehoming the pet is often the best course of action.

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Pain is one of the most complex symptoms to treat. Sufferers aren’t always able to pinpoint exactly where they hurt, making the diagnosis and treatment tricky. But pain shouldn't keep your elderly loved one from enjoying activities they enjoy.

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When a parent with dementia begins acting childlike or deceitful, it is sometimes assumed they are being manipulative because their behavior is just so outrageous. The fact is that most seniors with dementia aren't capable of truly manipulative behavior.

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Two of the most frightening and troublesome side effects of dementia are hallucinations and delusions. They are very real to the person who is experiencing them but highly frustrating for caregivers to deal with.

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It is natural to be cautious about hiring outside help to care for someone you love. Achieving a realistic understanding of how home care works will enable you to address concerns head on and make confident care decisions for your family.

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Use this guide to explore all your options, such as insurance coverage, benefits and out-of-pocket sources, that can be used to pay for home care.

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