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CAREGIVING BY FAMILY IS ESTIMATED TO COST $522 BILLION ANNUALLY IN US   by Irene Wechsler 11/25/2014 at 15:57
While getting older sure beats the alternative, the growing number of senior citizens around the world has resulted in an increased need for elder care services. With a population continuing to swell for people aged 55+ while the economy continues ...
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ROBOTS AND THE ELDERLY: THE FUTURE OF ELDER CARE ISN’T TOO FAR AWAY   by Irene Wechsler 11/3/2014 at 16:11
It has been well documented that the majority of the global population is aging; the numbers of Generation X through Millennials will be struggling to care for their elders while caring for themselves and their families. With “estimates from the ...
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WHY HAVEN’T YOU PLANNED FOR ELDER CARE YET?   by Irene Wechsler 9/27/2014 at 18:25
If you’re lucky, you and your loved ones will live a long and healthy life. It is what most people hope for but don’t actually plan for, neglecting to plan for the possibility of assisted living or long-term care.

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DEMENTIA VS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?   by Irene Wechsler 8/31/2014 at 16:12
Dementia is a broad term that describes a set of symptoms including impaired thinking, reasoning and memory and these symptoms may interfere with an individual’s ability to function in daily life. By contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of ...
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ELDER CARE BENEFITS AT WORK: A GROWING TREND?   by Irene Wechsler 6/29/2014 at 09:42
Over the years, American companies have incorporated a wide range of employee benefits, ranging from laundry facilities and gym discounts to paternity leave. While the economy has struggled and salaries have plateaued or decreased, practical “perks” have become increasingly valued ...
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SENIOR CITIZENS CARING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS   by Irene Wechsler 5/26/2014 at 08:49
Senior citizens are rapidly becoming the predominant age group around the globe so it is any surprise that elder care providers are also older than ever before? As the US population of baby boomers continues to approach retirement age and ...
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TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE   by Irene Wechsler 5/4/2014 at 14:01
Living with Alzheimer’s disease can be frustrating and scary for everyone, including the youngest members of the family. Learning how to explain the complicated and various stages of the disease at an age appropriate level can help ease the confusion ...
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TALK ABOUT ELDER CARE   by Irene Wechsler 3/31/2014 at 18:26
When to you know it’s time to talk to your family about elder care needs? When an aging family suddenly needs critical care or is diagnosed with a progressive disease? Or, have you tried to talk about the future before ...
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