Midlife Map

Midlife Map

A 5-Step Action Plan for Caregivers of Aging Parents or Loved Ones

Caring for a loved one can be tough. This simple action plan for caregivers can help you get your bearings and make your caregiving role a little easier.

Caregiver with her mom
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How to Have Difficult Conversations with Aging Parents

Are you caring for an aging parent? Here's how to approach difficult topics like caregiving and end of life planning.

Senior lady and caregiver talking together
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Checking In On the Mental Health of Older Loved Ones  

Seniors staying safe by staying at home have lost normal social connections, increasing their risk for isolation and depression. Listen for warning signs.

Elderly man talking on the phone
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‘Fitness Over 40’ Series Offers Tips for Staying Active at Home

Certified trainer and mother of three Ann Marie Wakula shows you ways to stay active even when you can’t go to the gym.

Beautiful African-American Woman Exercising Pilates, Yoga, Fitness at Home Looking at the Laptop.
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Caregiving During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers are finding new ways to navigate their daily responsibilities.

Closeup view mom stroking hands of adult grownup daughter
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Coping as Sumi’s Caregiver

KC Mehta, like many caregivers, faces isolation and loneliness because of the all-consuming nature of the work he does to care for his wife Sumi.

KC and Sumi in the 1970s
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Sumi 2.0: Becoming Sumi’s Care Partner

Alzheimer’s disease has changed many aspects of Sumi Mehta’s personality. One constant, says husband KC, is her smile.

Sumit today
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Sumi’s Smile: A Caregiving Love Story

Sumi Mehta was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 59. Her husband KC, remembers it as “the saddest day of our lives.”

Sumi in 1974
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Crushing Sets and Setting Records: Women 50+ Find Their Happy Place at the Gym

“My health is everything. It’s freedom to choose the activities I want to do.”

Women lifting weights
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Even Heroes Need Encouragement

In this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, find out why caregivers deserve our respect as the heroes they are.

Woman pushing her mom in a wheelchair
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The Midlife Hormonal Rollercoaster: What Men and Women Can Expect

Aging brings on another major hormonal change for both women and men – and it can start earlier than you think.

Middle-aged couple out for a walk
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Combating Caregiver Isolation and Loneliness

In this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, caregivers can learn how their duties can lead to isolation and what they can do to stay connected.

Daughter caring for elderly mom
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Long-Term Life Planning Blueprint

While it’s easy to only look at the not-so-distant future, it’s incredibly important to plan for your long-term needs. It’s never too early to be prepared.

senior couple working on their finances at home
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When Age-Related Vision Changes Could Signal a Problem

Noticing changes in your vision as you approach middle age? Find out what’s normal and what might be a cause for concern.

Woman getting an eye exam
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Caregivers: Tips on How to Say “No” and When to Say “Yes”

For some caregivers, it’s hard to find balance between taking care of yourself and the person you’re caring for. Read up on these tips to protect your time.

Caregiver looking at calendar.
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Housing Options for Seniors Who Can’t (Or Don’t Want) to Live Alone

What are the options when it comes to senior housing? This guest post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B provides tips and considerations for choosing wisely.

Group of seniors sitting down together at an assisted living facility
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Things You Might Not Expect on Your Caregiving Journey

If you’re caring for a loved one, there could be aspects of caregiving that will surprise you. Read on for what to expect and how to cope.

Granddaughter taking care of her grandmother
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How to Avoid a Midlife Metabolism Slump

As people age, they may experience a gradual decline in their metabolism. Here are some tips on how to keep that internal furnace burning.

Smiling senior couple jogging in the park
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Long-Distance Caregiving: How Can You Help a Loved One?

Experts from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B share tips on caring for a loved one from afar, including warning signs they might need more help and how to find it.

Elderly woman using Skype to talk to her family.
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Love the Skin You’re In

Adjusting to aging skin in midlife can be trying in a youth-focused society. Read up on accepting your skin at every age and when to see a dermatologist.

Two women laughing together
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Four Strategies for Boosting Your Retirement Readiness

If you’re north of age 40, retirement planning takes on more financial urgency than it did in your 20s and 30s. Learn strategies to boost your nest egg now.

Older man and woman sitting on a park bench
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Keeping Older Drivers Safe

Worried about an older loved one’s ability to drive? Read up on how to approach this delicate subject with tips from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

Closeup of an elderly man's hands on a steering wheeel
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Why Aging Changes the Rules of Nutrition

It’s a bit surprising to learn how much adults’ nutritional needs change during middle age. Learn what you need more and less of as you get older.

Image of happy mature couple cooking dinner together.
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Get Fit in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond

Metabolism decreases 1 to 2 percent every decade for women and 5 to 8 percent for men. Exercise can help bridge the gap.

Woman lifting weights
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5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Independent for as Long as Possible

If you have aging parents or are a senior wanting to stay in your home independently, this post from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B is full of helpful tips.

Senior woman in her kitchen.
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Taking Care of Your Heart in Your 40s, 50s and 60s

Healthy habits are crucial for your heart during the middle-age decades. Whatever decade you’re in, take some simple steps to show your heart a lot of love.

Couple enjoying a nature walk.
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Keeping the Spark Alive After Decades Together

It can be hard to keep the romance alive in your relationship after decades together. Read on to discover why it’s worth working at and get real-life tips.

Couple in their 50s walking their dogs.
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Hot Flashes and Hot Yoga – Reflections on Middle Age

If you’ve hit middle age, you’ve noticed some changes, some good and some not so great. In a new blog series, we’re going to help you celebrate where you are.

Three women doing yoga.

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