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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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. Loneliness May Complicate Chronic Illness for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people age 70 or older who struggle with a chronic illness, loneliness is often a complicating factor, a new study finds. Canadian researchers looked at 121 older adults, mostly in their 70s. They found that feelings o

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    6. 'Superagers' Seem to Have Younger Brains

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study. Superagers are people aged 80 and older whose memories are as sharp as those many decades younger. Learning more about

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    7. Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Panel Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee o

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    8. Weight Changes Tied to Older Women's Fracture Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study. These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the re

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    9. Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says. Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according t

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    10. Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise. A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of th

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