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  1. Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

    by Barbara Friesner - 2006-12-22
    First we couldn't have any. Then we could have it all. Then we realized we didn't want it all. So how come we're still doing it all - and feeling guilty about it to boot!?Welcome to the "Sandwich Gene...
  2. Elder-care & the Home Office - Making it Work

    by Barbara Friesner - 2006-12-22
    In the mid-'60's, vast numbers of Baby Boomer women started working outside the home and child care was the "woman's issue" of the day.Now, after "only" 35-40 years, accommodating childcare is pretty ...
  3. Workplace Eldercare Programs - Getting the Support You Need

    by Barbara Friesner - 2006-12-22
    It is estimated that 65% of the workforce cares for chronically ill or aging loved ones - a responsibility that often conflicts with work. Unfortunately, most employees are reluctant to mention their...
  4. Melatonin: Double-barreled Weapon against Alzheimer's Already in Your Bathroom Cabinet

    by Phyllis Staff - 2006-12-16
    Melatonin, commonly used to combat jet lag, has been around as a supplement almost 50 years, but researchers around the world have only recently identified it as a powerful weapon in the fight against...
  5. Quality Of Life And Care In A Nursing Home

    by Lisaa Pluth - 2006-12-06
    Reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes have been prevalent in our newspapers and magazines and other media for years now. Perhaps in your very own neighborhood.Perhaps you have heard some of th...
  6. The Confusion of Dementia

    by Harriet Hodgson - 2006-12-04
    My father-in-law is 98 1/2 years old and lives in one-room apartment on the Assisted Living floor of a retirement community. Dad relies on his walker to get around and he can't go far these days. Bu...
  7. Retirement Communities: What Retirement Means to Me

    by Carol Fena - 2006-11-30
    Retirement for me would be a time to take long walks through natural surroundings. On this crisp Fall day, I did just I frequently do in my over-55 retirement community. I was very gratefu...