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The Financial Post reports that “prescription drugs make up the largest portion — 27.3% — of out-of-pocket spending for senior households.” Learn more about how generic drugs can offer huge savings and reduce out-of-pocket expenses:

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A Place for Mom recently celebrated the stories of three exceptional caregivers: Carlen Maddux, Feylyn Lewis and Susan Hamilton. Although each of these caregivers had a very different and unique caregiving experience, they all shared similar tips about how caregivers can survive and triumph.

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Despite the several checks and balances that are in place across our healthcare system, the fact remains that ensuring a strong continuum of care for your family member, parent or spouse is an important responsibility for every caregiver. Learn more about being involved with your loved one’s healthcare in a compassionate and loving way.

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Are you navigating retirement or caring for a senior who is? There are a number of questions that arise along the way. Stuart Furman, Esq., an elder law attorney in California for over 34 years and author of the “ElderCare Ready Book” and the award winning “ElderCare Ready Pack” shares his expertise in the field.

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Aging takes a toll on the brain. The brain literally shrinks as we age, losing up to 10% of its size. Research on aging shows that seniors experience declines in many key areas of cognitive function. Learn more about 10 ways to keep your mind sharp.

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Although it goes by at the same pace it always has, as we age, time feels more fleeting. That’s why, when it comes to your aging parents, it’s important to take the necessary time to really understand them, not as your parents, but as the person they are and the person they have become.

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Women live longer, and that means women will have more years of retirement to pay for — in many cases, living on their own or in long term senior care. So why are women less likely to have a financial plan, and what can we do about it? Read these tips about planning for senior care.

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Research from the University of Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy found that extra virgin olive oil may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

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Facing an uncertain future can be terrifying for all involved, but this big list of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources can help families learn more about how to take action against the disease, how to cope, and learn more about what’s in store.

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You’ve heard some of the frightening facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, but do you know the latest information?
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