Leonard J. Hansen is recognized as a pioneer journalist and author of content for and about mature adults. He is the author of "Life Begins at Fifty: A Handbook for Creative Retirement Planning," he founded, published and edits Senior World newspapers and is a syndicated newspaper columnist. He has received 106 professional awards and fellowships.

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Traveling with an aging adult can present some challenges, but seniors and caregivers can enjoy a safe journey by planning ahead with these tips.

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There are five basic types of elder abuse: physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect. If others are involved in providing care for an elderly loved one, be aware of the potential for elder abuse and how to identify it.

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The prevalence of male caregivers has increased significantly in the last decade, yet the amount of support available for them is considerably less than that for female caregivers.

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When an elderly loved one stops eating or only picks at their food during meals, usually our first reaction is to urge them to eat. Instead, consider the underlying reasons for their loss of appetite and how they can be addressed.

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The aging brain can continue to function actively and effectively if we recognize its needs for nutrition, challenge, reducing stress, exercise and more. Use these tips to improve memory and cognitive function.

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Checking your parent's insurance coverage will not be your most exciting caregiver assignment, but it may prove to be one of the most important.

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One of the most remarkable and enduring human relationships in our society is between grandparents and their grandkids.Your children may be an important addition to your caregiving team.

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