Marlo Sollitto | Profile - AgingCare.com

Marlo assists with the journalistic direction of AgingCare.com, researching and writing articles on all aspects of elder care. Serving as a contributing editor since AgingCare.com’s inception in 2007, her primary goal is to provide family caregivers with quality information that is engaging, informative and supportive.

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Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages and abilities to promote physical and mental health. Use these tips to encourage an aging loved one to exercise and help find a regimen that works for them.

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Comparing prices before filling a prescription can save caregivers and their senior parents a substantial amount of money on medication costs.

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Your parents are living alone, but naturally, you're worried about their well-being. It's good to know that there are lots of products and services that you can use to help keep them safe and independent for as long as possible.

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Don’t let rational decisions take a backseat to emotions when it comes to determining whether an elderly loved one can safely age in place.

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Having the foresight to make arrangements for your elderly parent's long-term care can save the rest of the family both emotional and financial distress. This expert advice should help with asset protection and financial planning for you an your elderly parents. Better yet, caregivers can use these strategies to ensure they are prepared for their future needs as well.

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5.3 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's disease. It usually begins after age 65 and the risk goes up with age. It is a progressive disease, but progression can last up to twenty years. It damages the brain and causes complications that can lead to death, including trouble swallowing, an increased risk of choking and aspiration, and susceptibility to infection.

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Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism—the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. In the elderly, diabetes can pose an even greater health risk of which caregivers should be aware. If this condition is not regularly monitored, it can cause major health problems and even result in death.

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Hearing loss affects about a third of elderly adults and negatively impacts their ability to communicate with others effectively. It is also an annoyance that caregivers must cope with daily.

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Loss of bladder control, also called urinary incontinence, is a very common and potentially embarassing condition.

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Arthritis is a painful condition that affects millions of people, and the chances for developing it increase with age. Arthritis can attack joints in almost any part of the body. Here are the warning signs and types of arthritis.

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the caregiver or the elder in your life? This gift guide can help spark some ideas and make holiday shopping a little easier.

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Dependency is the basis for many different tax credits and deductions for caregivers. If you and your loved one meet these IRS conditions, you may be entitled to an exemption.

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You love your parents. People you haven't met love them, too. They're called scam artists, and they're after one thing: your parents' money. Investment fraud accounts for nearly 50% of all complaints received by state securities regulators and it tends to target the elderly.

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Learn what factors contribute to the development of heart failure and how certain lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset and slow its progression.

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These five principles will help caregivers manage their loved one's diabetes.

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Tips and advice for caregivers faced with one of the toughest deliberations regarding their aging parents: taking away the car keys.

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Many family caregivers realize that an aging loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel. Seniors are usually adamant about retaining their driving privileges, but there are outside sources of help for taking a parent's keys.

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Antioxidants have proven effective in fighting the free radicals, but the pill supplement forms are not without their share of controversy. Caregivers should know the negative, less publicized aspects of antioxidants before taking them or giving them to their elderly parents to take.

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Doctors' list of top antioxidant rich foods that lead to many health benefits: prevent signs of aging, stop cancer and protect from free radicals that lead to many chronic conditions.

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This checklist can help ease the caregiver’s mind, knowing that the person providing respite care for the elderly parent has all the information he or she needs.

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