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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Aging in place is a growing trend in which seniors plan to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Specialized elder care products can help seniors extend their independence and improve their safety and comfort as their needs increase.

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Adult children worried about the dangers of a senior living alone is often met with an elderly parent's claim that,"Everything is fine!" However, the difficult task of determining whether an aging loved one can remain at home safely must be addressed.

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Planning ahead for your elderly parent's long-term care can save the rest of the family both emotional and financial distress. Help your parents avoid financial pitfalls with these 3 financial strategies for planning future care.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include memory loss, language deterioration, poor judgment, confusion, mood swings, and behavior change. Eventually Alzheimer's destroys cognition, personality, and the body's ability to function.

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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. Get an overview on the signs, treatments for, and prevention of hearing loss in the elderly.

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Incontinence, the inability to hold your bladder is an embarrassing problem, but it is also extremely common among elderly people. Explore issues that cause incontinence and how it can be treated and controlled.

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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 present for a family caregiver or aging loved one? 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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Age should never be the sole reason for taking away a person’s driving privileges, but a number of physical and mental health conditions, medications, and/or age-related health changes can seriously compromise a senior’s driving abilities.

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Many family caregivers realize that an aging loved one is no longer a safe driver. 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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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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Alzheimer's disease is not natural aging. It is a progressive disease that causes the abnormal death of brain cells. The initial symptoms include memory loss, but as the disease progresses, it is important to be prepared for increasing levels of care.

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