Lori’s writing expertise includes personal finance, healthcare and small business. She was an Associated Press writer and an editor of Gulfshore Business, a magazine in Southwest Florida. In addition to AgingCare.com, her work has appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, People, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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Dependent qualifications and use of funds depends on which FSA you have: Medical Care FSA / Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA.

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Could you use a break on your taxes? You might be surprised by all of the deductions you're entitled to as a family caregiver.

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reduce what you owe Uncle Sam this tax season. Learn the criteria that must be met and how to claim the dependent care credit.

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Most people know to look for typical symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest discomfort, pain in the arms or back and shortness of breath. But some heart attack victims don't experience chest pain. Here are 5 commonly ignored heart attack symptoms.

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When a loved one enters the later stages of Alzheimer's, planning now can help ease the pain of stepping in when a parent's ability to make financial and health care decisions slips away.

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Taking control away from someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be an emotional process. You have to know when it's the right time to step in without damaging their self-esteem.

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Selling a home if a parent has Alzheimer's can an issue. Elder law attorneys say the sale of a parent's home is an issue they receive inquiries about daily. Here's what caregivers need to know before trying to sell their parent's house.

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Tips for how caregivers can talk about money and finances with elderly parents. Financial discussions shouldn’t be taboo as your parents age. Failing to talk about money matters with your parents could put you in a difficult position when it’s time to take over their financial decisions.

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Caregiver burnout can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression, but when it goes unrecognized and untreated, the results can be far worse.

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Sam Donaldson, anchor and reporter for ABC News, shares what his battle with cancer taught him about the importance of caregivers.

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Outdoor activities can have physical and social benefits for both elders and their caregivers. Use these 10 refreshing ideas to liven up your spring and summer routines.

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One caregiver decided to honor her mother and walk across America to raise awareness for Seniors. She sold her house to finance her walk across America to raise funds for caregiver and elder care programs.

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Learn the differences between these three common dementia behaviors and the best techniques for how to respond to them.

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A hospital stay can seriously affect a senior’s health and independence. Understanding the common issues that occur during care transitions will help you and your loved one know what to expect and ensure the discharge process goes as smoothly as possible.

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The cost for senior living facilities is rising. And as your parent ages, he or she may require higher levels of care, which can also make the price go up. So what are your options for handling rate increases?

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Talking to aging parents about assisted living can be tough. The conversation about moving to a retirement community or an assisted living facility doesn’t have to be difficult or emotionally charged. Use these tips to encourage a healthy discussion before a crisis arises.

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How to respond when discussing the move to senior living, such as assisting living or nursing homes, with parents who are resistant or refuse to move. – and how to address the 7 most common objections that elders have.

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Power of attorney forms are a crucial part of planning for future health care needs and financial decisions, but it is important to understand how these legal documents can be drafted and the effects they can have on family relationships.

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Even if you were heavily involved in the decision to place an elderly loved one in a senior living facility, you must have certain legal documents in place to participate in conversations with staff about their medical care.

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A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.