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This Is the Most Difficult Discussion You Will Have as a Caregiver

End-of-life care is often treated as a taboo topic, but it may be one of the most important conversations you will ever have with a loved one.

We are not taught how to deal with the reality of life's endings; the focus is normally on beginnings, milestones, or other celebrations. But the end of life is as natural, and no less important, than any other stage or phase of life. And it’s time that we begin to acknowledge the importance of confronting the issue of hospice and end-of-life care—before such decisions must be made.

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Don't Let the Winter Blues Keep You Down

We all get the winter blahs from time to time. For some people, though, it's more than just a little blue mood. By some estimates, as much as 10 to 20 percent of the population may suffer from mild to moderate forms of Seasonal Affective Disorder or "winter depression."

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5 Winter Health Myths More Stubborn than the Common Cold

There's no denying it, and there's no hiding from it either: Old Man Winter is here and he's a grumpy, cantankerous buzzard. Unlike him, most seniors nowadays are living vibrant, rewarding lives in retirement. But with winter's onset, we should take a moment to review and dispel a few of the old wives' tales and rustic myths that continue to circulate about cold weather and its effect on one's overall health and constitution.

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Seniors, Prepare Your Skin for Winter

As November in Cincinnati rolls on toward winter, local seniors may start noticing a few seasonal changes of their own as they face some unique challenges in the cold months.

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A Year in Review: The Biggest Alzheimer's Developments of 2014

Dementia and cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's disease are of major concern to senior healthcare experts. Back in 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month— a month dedicated to raising the public profile of Alzheimer's and other dementia sufferers, and also dedicated to promoting research on new treatment methods and more effective memory care measures.

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3 Ways Diabetic Seniors Keep Living Well

For seniors with diabetes, living well can be a continuous struggle.

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How Frequently Is Dementia Misdiagnosed?

Though cognitive disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease are commonly encountered in senior health care, dementia is nonetheless difficult to diagnose. Often, dementia is a diagnosis of last resort, once more acute conditions like strokes or chemical imbalances have been ruled out.

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12 Senior Healthcare Tricks for Relieving Arthritis Pain

“It hurts so much I don’t even want to get out of bed.”

Is that a familiar feeling? If you suffer from the nagging, chronic, persistent, and sometimes debilitating pain of arthritis, you might have said those words yourself. Or perhaps you think them more often than you care to admit.

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10 Simple Steps toward More Stress-Free Retirement Living

Stress seems to be the epidemic of the modern world.

And while hearing an elementary-aged grandchild talk about the stress in life, it may be cause for smiles, but stress is no laughing matter. Chronic stress brought on by a diverse menu of causes adversely affects your physical health, mental well-being and, ultimately, your overall quality of life.

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Sponsored Doctor Ratings: Boon or Bane for Senior Healthcare?

Healthcare has not traditionally been a consumer-based market. The view of healthcare as a product to be consumed is a uniquely American twist, and it presents an interesting challenge-- especially when it comes to our rapidly graying population.

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