Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year and a favorite season for many people. But with fall comes some unpredictable weather patterns. On the Atlantic seaboard and other geographic areas of the U.S., September and October can be bad ...

 
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Brain-Health Tips for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is Word Alzheimer’s Month and a reminder that one of the best things to do for your health at any age is take good care of your brain.
 
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Surprising Study Shows Senior Malnutrition Not Diagnosed

It’s not unexpected that many older adults aren’t getting adequate nutrition. What is surprising is the type of seniors who are malnourished. We might expect those with dementia or ill to not be eating well due to cognitive ...

 
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Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
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Clear Out Clutter for Peace of Mind

As summer turns to fall, people start thinking about heading back inside, nesting and getting cozy for cooler weather. Yard work and gardening tasks that kept us busy spring and summer will be put aside. It may not seem like ...

 
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Risk of Stroke Has Declined the Last Two Decades

A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD found a 24 percent reduction in first-time strokes in the last two decades. Also encouraging was a 20 percent decline in deaths following a stroke.
 
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CARE Act to Offer Essential Support to Caregivers

We often hear about serious gaps in senior healthcare. Many occur when an older adult is hospitalized then released to a rehab facility or to return home. Although conscientious medical providers do try to coordinate care with transitioning patients and ...

 
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Lack of Financial Planning Tied to Neglect of Health

Doctors, therapists, and other healthcare providers understand there is a strong link between physical and psychological wellness. The brain plays a large part in the healing process and more recently has been found to be a factor in preventative care. ...

 
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Senior Romance Done Right: “Last Tango in Halifax”

I’m not big on romantic-themed movies or television and am particularly skeptical of the media’s portrayal of senior relationships. Unfortunately, stereotypes seem to be the norm with “cute little old lady” meets “curmudgeonly old fellow” following a predictable ...

 
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States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
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