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Pope Francis Inspires All Seniors

Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations, a top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday.

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How to Advocate for Elderly Parents

As family caregivers, we play many roles: scheduler, money manager, house cleaner, health aide, nurse, navigator, nurturer and more. Perhaps the most important role, though, is advocate, as we ensure the best life possible for our loved ones when they are vulnerable.

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Can I Afford In-Home Elderly Care?

Amid headlines of COVID-19 infiltrating nursing homes and large senior care facilities, it’s understandable that many Americans would prefer to avoid assisted living environments as they grow older. However, the trend to age in place predates the pandemic. Remaining at home was the first choice for 76% of Americans age 50 and older, according to a 2018 AARP survey.

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Does Smell Loss Indicate Dementia?

Seniors who can identify smells like roses, turpentine, paint-thinner, and lemons, and have retained their senses of hearing, vision, and touch, may have half the risk of developing dementia as their peers with marked sensory decline.

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Planning for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone with a child with special needs understands the need to prepare for the future. A trust is always a good place to start, and figuring out a savings goal for that trust is a key part to your planning.

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