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    1. Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication

      If you’re living with hearing loss, conversations with others can be a challenge. But sometimes “the most effective aids are small lifestyle changes,” says Rosellen Reif, a counselor in Raleigh, NC, who helps people with physical disabilities.  Here are some strategies that can help. Ask for a heads

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    2. How to Handle the Emotions of Hearing Loss

      People who start to lose their hearing know that it can have a big impact on life, but they may not have expected the way it can affect their emotions. They might feel helpless or depressed, and get angry or frustrated. The same is true for parents of a child who has hearing loss. All are normal rea

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    3. Online and Mail-Order Medicine: How to Buy Safely

      You know you can save time and money when you buy medicine online or through a mail-order pharmacy, but still you wonder: Is the seller legit and are the drugs safe? Follow these steps to make sure you're getting a good deal. No. 1. Be wary of a super-bargain. "If it's too good to be true, it probab

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    4. How to Choose Long-Term Care

      You've got a number of options when you look for long-term care for your loved one. But first you need to answer some key questions about his health and finances.  "Ask yourself, 'What type of help does my loved one need to live as independently as possible?'" says Leah Eskenazi, director of operati

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    5. How to Choose Assisted Living for Your Loved One

      If your loved one needs help with daily tasks but doesn't need intensive medical care, "assisted living" may be the answer. It's a way to let him live independently in a safe and caring atmosphere. Sometimes an assisted living home is part of a larger nursing care center or hospital, retirement comm

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    6. 7 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

      If you live far away from a loved one who needs care, you can still get him the help he needs. The key is knowing where to turn for support. These tips can keep you connected and involved. Even if your loved one doesn't need regular medical help, it's still a good idea to have someone stop by and ch

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    7. 7 Tips for New Caregivers

      The right planning and knowing where to get advice can make all the difference in your caregiving experience. Follow these tips to keep you and your loved one healthy and happy. Don't wait until a medical emergency happens to have a talk with your loved one about long-term care. "We should have this

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    8. What You Need to Know About Nursing Homes

      If your loved one needs medical care that you can't give him, but he doesn't have to be in a hospital, a nursing home may be the right choice. It's a way for him to get regular attention from skilled health professionals. A nursing home has aides and nurses on-site 24 hours a day. Some have doctors

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    9. How to Get Emotional Strength for Caregiving

      Caring for a loved one is easier if you get the support you need to keep up your emotional strength. There are many resources that can help you get the backing you need. Many national groups have helpful information about what your loved one is going through. By having a better understanding of the

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    10. Best Foods for Your Anti-Aging Diet

      From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods. "What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel," dietitian Manuel Villacorta says. "Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right," says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expe

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