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Articles by Beth Baker

Farmers' Markets Finding Their Way Into the Workplace

January 17, 2011
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Researchers at Brown University are studying ways for employers to encourage healthy eating—at least in the workplace. Twenty-four companies in Rhode Island and surrounding states will participate in a yearlong study to determine if eating healthful foods will keep workers on the job and help cut health care costs.
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5 Questions for Laurel Kennedy Equality in Caregiving

September 23, 2010
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The author of The Daughter Trap takes a critical look atsociety’s reliance on adult daughters to provideelder care.
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Caregivers Incur Higher Health Costs for Selves

September 1, 2010
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A MetLife Mature Market Institute study estimates that U.S. employers pay 8 percent more per year in health care costs for employees who care for elders than for employees without those responsibilities. This could potentially cost U.S. employers $13.4 billion per year, according to the report.
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Accommodating Alzheimer’s in the Workplace

November 24, 2008
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If there is a serious concern that an employee might have Alzheimer’s, here are some approaches for managers and HR professionals to consider.
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When Alzheimer's Strikes

November 24, 2008
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It’s a growing concern for businesses, experts say, with workforces aging but also people being afflicted early. Experts weigh in on how employers can help affected workers stay productive and on the job.
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Resources for Alzheimers Caregivers

November 11, 2008
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The illness takes a toll on caregiving employees, in the form of emotional, physical and financial stress. Here are some workplace-related resources that can help them.
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Helping Employees Shoulder the Caregivers Burden

November 11, 2008
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Caring for an elderly parent is challenging for employees in most circumstances. But for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, life can become overwhelming. Some employers are providing unique support for their employees.
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Digital Caregiving

November 11, 2008
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While many employers have Alzheimer’s information and links on their corporate Web sites, other employers and organizations are taking digital support a step further.
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