Assisted Living Growth, Nursing Home Decline Presents New Challenges

Fewer Americans are choosing nursing homes for senior care, even as the number of older citizens is dramatically increasing: census data indicates an 18.1% increase among those ages 65-69, and an 8.7% jump in the 70+ age range, while a Brown University report ...

 
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Blue-Collar Workers Suffer from Arthritis, Other Chronic Conditions

Working past 65 isn’t really unheard of anymore – in fact, it’s quickly becoming the norm.

We’ve profiled some amazing 80, 90 and 100-something non-retirees on the blog before (catch up on them here), but 101-year-old Sally Gordon, who works for ...

 
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Graying Population Presents Challenges for People of All Ages

The implications of increased longevity are far-reaching, affecting even the youngest members of society, says New Realities of an Older America: Challenges, Changes and Questions, a report recently issued by the Stanford Center of Longevity.
Baby boomers are aging as ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 101: A Resource for Caregivers & Senior Care Professionals

Twitter invites people to “join the conversation” – and at Seniors for Living (@Seniors4Living), we’ve taken that invitation a step further.

This past November, our team joined forces with Denise Brown (@Caregiving) of Caregiving.com to start a new ...

 
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For Better or Worse: The Impact of Caregiving on Marriage Relationships

“For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health…”

Who can imagine what that really means when you’re standing in front of your dearly beloved family and friends, hands joined with those of the ...

 
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Multi-Generational Households Are Back

As of 2008, a record 49 million Americans, or 16.1% of the total U.S. population, lived in a family household that contained at least two adult generations or a grandparent and at least one other generation. (from the Pew Social Trends report)
Comebacks are happening all the time - styles, products, actors, movies, musicians, sayings - and in this case, a once-popular housing arrangement is re-emerging. Multi-generational households are back. A recently ...

 
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Brokaw’s Back, with the Boomer Generation

Tom Brokaw's back to interview a new generation: boomers. The children - all 78 million of them - of his defined "greatest generation" are shaping our world today in ways that their parents, or maybe even themselves, would never have imagined.

Through a series of interviews, premiering this Thursday, March 4th at 9pm (ET/PT) on CNBC, Brokaw takes us back - to meet the couple in that famous Woodstock photo,

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Boomer Health Alert – New Study: Smoking is Bad for Your Eyes, Too

We all know on a basic level what smoking does to your lungs. It's practically ingrained in us from birth via a number of TV, print or web-based educational campaigns. However, a new study reveals that smokers are four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness for people over age 65 in this country.

According ...

 
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Online Support Groups for Senior Caregivers: Meeting Needs, Virtually

Being a caregiver is a full-time job, and all too often, people in this role do not seek the support they need to sustain this grueling work. Often, caregivers feel alone and isolated in their role. While all the statistics show that millions of Americans are caring for a loved one, it's easy to forget that fact when you are home-bound with your care recipient. Although every care giving situation ...

 
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Alzheimer’s Never Minds Age

Currently, approximately 500,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Equally striking is the number of young Americans who are providing care for an afflicted parent: an estimated 250,000 children between the ages of 8 and 18.

"My Name is Lisa" (embedded below) is a short film about a 13 year-old girl dealing with her mother's Alzheimer's disease. The poignant piece has won nearly a dozen awards and nominations. ...

 
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