The Problematic Gap in Geriatric Medical Care

We’re very lucky to live in an age with so many advances in medical care. But while many areas of healthcare have greatly improved with new diagnostics and treatments, one area remains problematic. Availability of medical care for the ...

 
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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Despite raised awareness about elder abuse, one in 10 seniors have endured physical, emotional, or financial abuse according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Center on Elder Abuse. Research shows that those seniors with dementia ...

 
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Crowdfunding Debuts as Senior Housing Development Option

The concept of crowdsourcing is not new. But crowdsourcing senior living? Indeed, it's the newest thing on the block.
 
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Documentary Film Stars “Cyber-Seniors” and Teenage Mentors

Have you ever felt left out of the latest new trend and had no idea what people were talking about? But imagine if you didn’t even know how a basic computer worked and the simplest function was out of ...

 
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Stir Controversy

The magic numbers for a healthy target blood pressure (BP) reading used to be 120/80. In 2003, that was reviewed and changed by a panel of medical experts, with a higher range determined to be within normal limits. High blood pressure (hypertension) ...

 
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Boomers Take Gap Year for Self-Discovery

There’s a lot of noteworthy activity in the month of March. The NCAA college basketball Final Four, St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the time of year when boomer parents and grandparents accompany their high school juniors ...

 
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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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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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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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Seniors and Youth Collaborate on “Age is More” Film Project

The majority of us are guilty of certain pre-conceived ideas about people, particularly when it comes to age. People over 60 are “out of touch,” or those under 25 “have no life experiences,” are some of those beliefs about different generations.

An ...

 
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