Global Aging Report Highlights Challenges and Things Worth Celebrating

HelpAge International, an organization headquartered in London and committed to serving elders around the world, recently collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund to release Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge. The comprehensive report includes the ...

 
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Elders Must Have Play(grounds): The Mission of Designer Michael Cohen

Playgrounds are not just for children anymore. Throughout Europe and China, and hopefully soon in the US, playgrounds for elders will be constructed in a community near you.

What does a playground for elders look like, you ask?

Face to ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/19/12 Recap: Mythbusters, Eldercare Style

Bugaboo.

This word, which had been mentioned in a previous chat by one of our regular participants, inspired the topic for this week’s #ElderCareChat.

Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an imaginary object of fear” or “something that causes fear or ...

 
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Emeritus Senior Living CEO Inspired by Elders

“I wanted to work in health care management, so I took a job as a manager at a residential care facility for seniors in Los Angeles. I found my calling — I loved it.”

These are the words of Granger Cobb, ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/20/12 Recap: LGBT Elders & Caregiving

PLEASE NOTE: Our next chat will be Wednesday, July 18th at 1p.m. ET. We will not meet on the first Wednesday as normally planned due to the July 4th holiday.

No matter how progressive our technology, philosophies, and lifestyles ...

 
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Senior Care Around the World: UK’s Bangladeshi and Pakistani Elders

Immediate family members, women especially, will provide the majority of care for Bangladeshi and Pakistani elders living in the United Kingdom, says this new article from Medical News Today. The proportion of seniors in these communities will increase significantly over ...

 
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Meet Hyman Strachman, a WWII Vet Bootlegging For a Good Cause

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He’s only 5-foot-5, but 92-year-old Hyman Strachman’s customers call him “Big Hy.”

Though Hollywood is not a fan, American soldiers in Iraq and ...

 
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The Geriatric ER: Another Sign of the Caregiving Times

Lots of caregivers, particularly those caring for seniors, spend time in the ER. Our family spent a few frazzled days there when my grandfather was experiencing physically troubling manifestations of dementia. I’ve also heard my share of ER “war ...

 
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Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

This guest editorial is provided by the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Legal problems that affect elders are growing in number. Elder Law encompasses many different fields of law; among them are:

Medicaid
Medicare claims/appeals
Social security and ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 1/18/12 Recap: Life in the Sandwich Generation

With one tweeter describing himself as a Big Mac (he’s caring for his son, a wife who has FTLD, a form of dementia, and his father, who has cancer), the 67 participants in this week’s installment of #ElderCareChat talked ...

 
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