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Caring for an aging parent or other loved one? You’ve come to the right place…

Nearly one out of four Americans has had the responsibility of caring for an aging parent by taking them into their homes, or by paying for their care. Two thirds of Americans say they’re worried about the care their parents will receive as they age, and whether they’ll be financially responsible. To help meet those concerns, CBS Radio Detroit hosts this on-line resource center for those concerned about preparing or answering the need of a parent facing a health concern, undergoing changes in their economic situation, or who are dealing with a prolonged illness or death. Choose a category at left and click the button to find articles, advice and links to information and organizations that can help you along the way.

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Your Child’s Development Milestones

If, by the time your baby reaches 8-to-10 weeks of age, he or she has not yet begun to react to loud noises, smile at you and others, follow movement, try to suck his or her fingers or push up when laying on his or her stomach – it’s recommended that you mention it to your physician.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

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At Work? A Quick Workout Can Do A Lot

If you’re someone who sits for hours at a time, how do you feel when you finally stand-up? Aches? Pain? Well, there is a way to curb those side effects with some easy, at work exercises that could qualify as a mini-cardio workout.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2012

Dr. Ghulam Saydain [front] taking medical residents and interns on rounds at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Recognizing Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension — it’s a disease which affects women four times more often than men. That’s according to Pulmonologist Ghulam Saydain at the Detroit Medical Center’s Detroit Receiving Hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2012

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Screening Tool Helps Evalulate Risk For Alcohol Abuse

In the handbook “Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide” a screening tool is offered along with ways to quickly determine a child’s risk for alcohol-related problems and interventions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011

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Medicare Enrollment Begins Early This Year

If you need to sign-up for Medicare Part D, you better get moving. Enrollment began early this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2011

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Home Repair Funds Available For Detroit Seniors

Seniors who need emergency home repairs can apply for financial assistance from the City of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011

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RiverWalkers Club Welcomes 60+ Crowd

They arrive by the hundreds to stroll the Detroit Riverfront.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2011

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Area Agency On Aging Offers Senior Solution Guide

As you age, there are times when you’re looking for a program or a specialist to aid in the care of a disabled loved one or yourself. Fortunately, there is a source for that type of information that’s as close as the Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s “Senior Solution Resource Guide for Seniors and Caregivers.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2011

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Report Examines State Of Nursing Home Care In Detroit

One Detroit nursing home closes each year. That’s among the findings of a new report out this week by the The Detroit Area Agency on Aging.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2011

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Legislation Aims To Curb Elder Abuse In Michigan

Citing the abuse of an estimated 80,000 Michigan senior citizens, the state Senate today introduced a series of bills that would toughen the penalties for those convicted of committing fraud on the elderly.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2011