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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The average senior takes four or more prescription drugs each day. Doctors and medical researchers are becoming increasingly concerned that all these medications may be unnecessary and even detrimental to patients’ health.

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Many people mistakenly compare child rearing to caring for an aging parent, but, as many caregivers know, these two tasks couldn’t be more different.

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Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for getting assistance.

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How caregivers can create a safe environment that lets their elderly seniors remain at home longer.

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Self-care is equally as important as the care you provide for your loved one. If you’re struggling to balance these two priorities, it is time to modify your care plan and explore your options for respite.

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When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.

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Concerns for families new to caregiving and how to prepare. Here are some concerns families should take into consideration when caring for an elderly parent or loved one.

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If your elderly parents do not live close by, you may be concerned for their care. Here is some advice to make caregiving from a distance more manageable, so that you and your aging parents know that they will always be cared for and safe.

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Caregivers: Get information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and how to use it as part of your elderly loved one's treatment.

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Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia cause a variety of mood and behavior changes. One little-known side effect arises around a certain time each day and can be distressing for patients and caregivers alike.

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With hundreds of different options available, buying a hearing aid can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself before meeting with an audiologist to ensure that the device you select is a perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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Family members could become paid caregivers through the Cash and Counseling or Consumer Direction Care Medicaid Programs. Learn about eligibility requirements, how to apply and benefits you could receive.

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Television personality Leeza Gibbons shares her family’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Regular cancer detection tests and screenings are important for elders. The earlier cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.

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AgingCare survey finds that 63% of caregivers don’t have a plan to pay for their elderly parent’s care.

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Seniors don’t fit the stereotype of a drug addict, but as many as 17 percent of adults age 60 and over abuse prescription medications. Knowing the red flags to look for can prevent a serious accident.

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Medicare Insurance supplements liked Medigap and Medicare Advantage for your elderly parents.

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A breakdown of the different parts of Medicare including what each part covers, its cost, and who qualifies - Medicare Part A, B, C, D.

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Medications are the most common treatment for many diseases and conditions. However, when not used appropriately and safely, medications can have devastating consequences. Therefore it is critical that caregivers make sure their elderly parents only take the medications they're prescribed.

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The requirements regarding Medicaid and long-term care can be confusing. Here's a primer on what Medicaid will pay for, and how you can qualify.

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