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Caregiving and the '5 Languages of Love'

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

For years, research has shown that caring for an aging family member may put a caregiver's health at risk. Now, a National Institutes of Health study suggests that your "personality type" can possibly help predict just how risky caregiving might be for you.

Innovative Programs to Help Seniors Age in Place

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

For an aging person, the move to a skilled nursing facility is a costly one. Nationwide, the average annual cost of a semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility (nursing home) in 2011 was $78,110. And the cost is clearly rising.

You Are the 'CEO' of Your Own Caregiving

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Watching a loved one grow old is filled with emotional upheaval, and when you compound that with other stresses -- rush-hour traffic, deadlines, sick children, dirty laundry -- caregivers are often left holding the bag.