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10 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Have a Memory-Impairing Disease

February 15, 2011
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Identifying when an aging parent or grandparent may be developing a memory-impairing disease such as Alzheimer's is not an easy task especially considering how many people disregard the indicators as "normal signs of aging."

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5 Activities to Get Grandma and Grandpa Talking

February 8, 2011
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When it comes to spending quality time with our aging parents or grandparents, there's one activity that never gets old: talking. With a life's worth of great stories to tell, sometimes all it takes is the right activity and the questions to get the conversation started.

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Charitable Gift Annuities Offer Unique Opportunity for Donors

January 25, 2011
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Nonprofit organizations like Concordia rely on a number of sources for revenue to carry out their respective missions operations, investments, grants, etc. Another major pathway for income is through donations.

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Tips for Non-Professional Caregivers

January 18, 2011
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As Alzheimer's and related illnesses continue to affect more individuals, the number of non-professional caregivers continues to grow as well. Non-professional caregivers can sometimes feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the needs of their loved one with diminished reasoning abilities.

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Financial Factors When Considering a Move to a Retirement Community

January 11, 2011
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For anyone considering whether to move to a retirement community or stay in their current home, financial implications are always near the top of their list of concerns. And while there are typically several payment options at most communities, the same factors should be evaluated.

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10 Tips for choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility for Long Term Care

January 4, 2011
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An estimated 12 million Americans need long term care to assist them with daily activities. For some of those people, the idea of relocating to a skilled nursing facility or nursing home can be intimidating and uncomfortable.

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Five Considerations for Skilled Nursing Facility Short Term Rehab Admissions

December 28, 2010
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For many people, part of the apprehension regarding admission to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is fear of the unknown. Questions abound as every negative nursing home stereotype you've ever heard takes center stage leaving very little chance for a clear, open-minded decision to be made.

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7 Holiday Nutrition Tips for Seniors

December 21, 2010
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Around this time of year, as we gather with friends and family to eat our special holiday foods, the temptation to over-indulge is high. But with the special diets adhered to by many seniors, it's important to stay in check as closely as possible.

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7 Gift Ideas for Seniors

December 14, 2010
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With the holiday season in full swing, coming up with gift ideas for seniors can be challenging, but there are many possibilities once you start thinking "outside the box" (no pun intended). Here's an updated senior gift-giving guide from Concordia Lutheran Ministries, with a few ideas for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.

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7 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

December 7, 2010
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This is a tip sheet we had on our website a little while ago, but with winter upon us, it's definitely worth posting today?

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