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Caring for Elderly Parents at Home? Consider These Options

Caring for Elderly Parents at Home? Consider These Options

Whether you’re caring for elderly parents at home or planning for yourself, it’s important to make decisions and preparations for end-of-life issues.
These measures can help ensure that your parents—or you—receive the proper care while making decisions easier for loved ones. Experts advise us that the best time to begin

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

Surgery Late in Life: What to Consider

For older adults who are very ill, surgery is often seen as a potentially life-saving procedure. But with research indicating that one in three elderly Medicare recipients undergo surgery in their last year of life, Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD, says it is important to balance the pros and

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