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Family Reunions That Everyone Will Remember

by Medical Care Alert

Tips for hosting a memorable family reunion. The best part about family reunions, whether an afternoon picnic or a week-long event, are the memories that are created with loved ones. Stories are retold, laughs are shared, favorite family recipes are in abundance and new traditions are forged. If you’re thinking about hosting a family reunion, […]

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Long Distance Caregiving: The Real Costs

by Medical Care Alert

Caring for an ailing or aging parent is never easy, but the challenges only multiply when Mom and Dad live far away. Nearly half of caregivers recently surveyed reported increased financial worries. Here’s how they’ve had to sacrifice. Nearly 7 million Americans care for an elderly relative from a distance, reports the National Alliance for […]

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Eyesight: What To Do When You’re Over 50

by Medical Care Alert

Aging gracefully means changes in your body, from eyesight to hair to skin that’s less firm than it was in your youth. But loss of eyesight vision shouldn’t be on your short list of changes that are an inevitable part of growing older. So, don’t surrender to macular degeneration. If you’re older than 50, you should […]

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Six Secrets for Convincing Your Parent to Make a Major Change

by Charlie Kimball

“He always listens to you, but never to what I say,” my sister grumbled. I hated to admit it but… she was right. Most of the time I could coax my very bull-headed, 83 years old father to do something. My sister claimed that he just liked me more than her. But, I believe that […]

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Don’t Forget To Drink Water

by Medical Care Alert

Hot temperatures and heavy activity require hydration Warmer weather can make it difficult to stay cool and hydrated. Whether you are playing sports, walking, biking, gardening or enjoying water activities, it’s important to drink water throughout the day, especially if you sweat. Many people have made a commitment to avoid disposable bottled water, keeping a […]

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Don’t Honk At Old People

by Medical Care Alert

This driver will show more respect for his elders in the future. According to the comments posted on this video, a parent was filming their sons skateboarding when they caught this on tape instead. A driver getting impatient with an old lady walking slowly across a cross walk. He honks at her, which results in […]

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How To “Senior-Proof” Your Home

by Medical Care Alert

Look around your home – you will probably find many tripping hazards, increasing the risk of a fall. Retirement is a great time to enjoy life – especially in your own home. But if you – or your parents – are starting to slow down, suffering from occasional imbalance or are having difficulty living safely […]

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