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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Desirable Senior Living Design Trends for 2014

The  senior living industry has been striving to present innovative design ideas to an ever-increasingly discriminating older adult consumer. Focusing on gourmet-level healthy food options, wellness initiatives, and flexible living layouts, the housing market for seniors is responding to changing ...

 
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Fraud Perpetrated on Seniors Rapidly Increasing

The beginning of a new year brings both promises and challenges. It's often a time of reflection, goal-setting, and righting the course of events from the past year. For seniors, 2014 brings hopeful news with society and businesses working harder to ...

 
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A Unique Approach to Fighting Elder Abuse

Elder abuse happens, and far more often than we’d like to believe. From financial abuse and neglect to exploitation and even sexual abuse, approximately 2.1 million older Americans are victims each year. Also, for every reported case of abuse or ...

 
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The Global AgeWatch Index: A Tool for Measuring Quality of Care

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On October 1, HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index, which “ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring.” According to HelpAge.org, four ...

 
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