New Online Source for Stories of Celebrity Caregiving

Most of us have times in our lives when we could use a little more support and caring. But if you are a caregiver to a loved one or a professional caregiver, you not only need extra attention sometimes, it’...

 
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Are You Too Old to Learn to Play the Violin?

We usually think of astounding prodigy solo performances or skilled virtuosos in their prime when we think of orchestra members. But across the country, more and more orchestras are adding senior players or forming their own, new ensembles with older adults.
 
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Boomers’ Summer Travel Plans

We’re more than halfway through June and most travelers have or are quickly making summer travel plans. Even with tighter budgets, people still have urge to visit family, explore new locales and sights, or just get away from the ...

 
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Summer Means Dehydration Danger for Seniors

A recent early summer stint in 90-degree plus heat served as a great reminder to avoid becoming dehydrated. Working outside doing yard work, exercising, and even just relaxing in high summer temperatures is risky without sufficient hydration. While we’re ...

 
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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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#ElderCareChat 6/18/14 Recap: The Changing Needs of the Sandwich Generation

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 59 new and returning participants shared insights about the challenges and rewards of being a sandwich generation caregiver, along with solutions for the current care crisis. Our conversation hit #trending status due to the overwhelming number ...

 
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Being Bilingual May Prevent Cognitive Decline in Old Age

I now have two good reasons to learn a foreign language. The first is my nephew just married a woman from Colombia who might be willing to reacquaint me with Spanish, which I studied in college. The second reason is ...

 
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Medical Marijuana Use and Seniors

The recent legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states has put more focus on this drug and the far-reaching consequences of its use. One of the most significant aspects of marijuana is the “medicalization” of marijuana or cannabis. While ...

 
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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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#ElderCareChat 6/4/14 Recap: Ensuring the Physical Health of Those with Dementia

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 36 new and returning participants shared tips and insights about staying healthy through the difficult changes and stages of dementia.

We were pleased to have a guest tweeter join us to offer his expertise on the ...

 
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