How to Balance Work and Caregiving

How to Balance Work and Caregiving

By WebMD You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you. Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got ...

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How to Spot and Avoid Common Health Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Common Health Scams

By Jim Kreidler, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC As a caregiver for a family member with special health needs, you know that shopping, making meals, or just regularly spending time with someone who can’t get out much can profoundly improve their quality of life. But being a caregiver is stressful...

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Many People May Be Eating Their Way to Dementia

Many People May Be Eating Their Way to Dementia

By Denise Mann, HealthDay Reporter Eating lots of fruits, veggies, beans and other foods with inflammation-cooling properties may lower your odds of developing dementia as you age. But, if your diet is loaded with pro-inflammatory foods, you may be up to three times more likely to experience memory ...

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When and How Much Medicaid Will Pay for Nursing Home Care

When and How Much Medicaid Will Pay for Nursing Home Care

By Katy Hebebrand, WebMD Medicaid is a government-run insurance benefit available to low-income people. You must be at least 21 years or older and meet income requirements to qualify for a policy for nursing homes. Learn how much Medicaid pays for a nursing home for individuals or spouses.‌ Medicaid...

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Flu Shot Highly Recommended This Year

Flu Shot Highly Recommended This Year

By Brian Owens, WebMD With the Delta variant of COVID-19 still raging in the United States and intensive care units in parts of the country filled with patients with the coronavirus, experts are voicing concern about the added risk of a difficult flu season. Two mathematical models are predicting a ...

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The Emotional Side of Estate Planning

The Emotional Side of Estate Planning

There are two schools of thought in the field of psychology when it comes to discussing emotions. One of the theories argues that emotion causes behavior. Thus, one’s emotional state results in action. On the other hand, another argument posits that conscious emotion results from behavior that...

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Managing Money Problems in Alzheimer’s Disease

Managing Money Problems in Alzheimer’s Disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease often have problems managing their money. In fact, money problems may be one of the first noticeable signs of the disease. Early on, a person with Alzheimer’s may be able to perform basic tasks, such as paying bills, but he or she is likely to have problems with more ...

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Gratitude: Pass It On

Gratitude: Pass It On

By Chris Tobias There’s nothing more rewarding — for yourself and those around you — than to live your life with an attitude of gratitude. Not only does being grateful for what you have make you a happier person — but it also shows others in your life just how much you value them. Here [&helli...

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