How Alzheimer's Will Change Your Workplace

With workers taking care of aging spouses and parents, firms are scrambling to help lighten the load.

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Finally, employers can allow for more flexible scheduling, says Elliott. While the new push for working from home is often associated with America's youngest workers, he says, the older cohort may in fact soon be the policy's strongest advocates.

"The Millennials are getting a lot of credit for this, because they're demanding that type of flexibility," says Elliott. "But guess what: the older employees have got Mom and Dad to take care of now that they've raised their kids."

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