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Modeling Your Home for Accessibility

More than 56 million Americans have a disability of some sort. While the American Disabilities Act makes no specific provision for the building of personal residences, building a home with accessibility in mind will enable residents to retain independence and remain in their own homes for longer. And whether you were born with a disability

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Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults

Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults December 5, 2017 It had been a stressful day. Recently retired, Mary now spends her time caring for her elderly parents, an hour’s drive away, and today had been particularly trying. Her father, with dementia, had been uncooperative, and the whole day had felt like a long battle. Mary

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Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver, you might feel impatient when the person with Alzheimer’s struggles to find words or forgets what they want to say. Here are some ways to communicate more effectively with your loved one: Ask questions that require a yes or no answer. For example, you could say, “Are you tired?” instead of “How

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