Actor Seth Rogen Advocates for Alzheimer’s at Senate Hearing

It’s not unusual for Hollywood celebrities to do special appearances or charity events to raise money for major diseases or natural disasters. But to see comedic actor Seth Rogen testifying about Alzheimer’s disease before a Senate committee was ...

 
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Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. for Boomers

Although spring may feel like a long way off with the winter we’ve had this year, some people may be already looking forward to getting out and exercising. For boomers and seniors over 50, it takes even more activity to ...

 
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Too Much Sitting Linked to Disability in Adults 60 or Older

Most of us are aware that being too sedentary isn’t healthy. Not long ago, it was dubbed “the sitting disease,” due to research that long periods of time sitting is associated with the onset of diseases such as diabetes, ...

 
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Survey Says U.S. Not Worried about Senior Population Growth

There’s been much speculation about how the growing senior population numbers will affect us. Will there be enough economic resources to sustain this huge shift? Will there be sufficient services, like adequate healthcare, to accommodate a graying demographic with ...

 
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Beware of Making Your Senior Parents Too Dependent

There’s a delicate balance between offering assistance to senior parents and family members and acknowledging their independence. If we don’t provide the required help, their health and safety may be compromised. But if we consistently do things for ...

 
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Assisted Living and Home Care Tax Deductions

You can never know enough about taxes, especially if you're a caregiver or an adult child of a parent living in an assisted living community. In fact, when it comes to assisted living and home care,  there are numerous deductions ...

 
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Tax Tips for Seniors 55 and Over

Tax season is upon us with the April 15th deadline looming. You think after all these years, you'd be a pro at preparing your paperwork, but it's the same thing every year.... the Uncle Sam-induced dread and stress.
 
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AARP Announces Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval

For years, AARP has chosen films they deem “movies for grownups” based on the actors, content, or themes. Last month, the organization announced it will chose movies to be awarded the AARP Movies for Grownups© Seal of Approval. The first ...

 
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The Dangers of Being a Caregiver to an Abusive Parent

The subject of elder abuse was not openly discussed until quite recently. Now there are laws and protections in place to help prevent older adults from being abused by family, caregivers, and institutions. The general public has a heightened awareness ...

 
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Check In With Senior Friends and Family This Winter

A recent observation was a reminder that we need to extra vigilant about the safety and comfort of seniors in treacherous winter weather. In line at the local dollar store, I watched a young cashier double bag a senior’s ...

 
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