Lack of Financial Planning Tied to Neglect of Health

Doctors, therapists, and other healthcare providers understand there is a strong link between physical and psychological wellness. The brain plays a large part in the healing process and more recently has been found to be a factor in preventative care. ...

 
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Fear of Side Effects Causes Patients to Stop Medications

When you fill a new prescription, do you read the drug information insert from the pharmacy? Reading that list of possible side effects can be a little scary. But having that knowledge and also any potential drug interactions makes you ...

 
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Senior Romance Done Right: “Last Tango in Halifax”

I’m not big on romantic-themed movies or television and am particularly skeptical of the media’s portrayal of senior relationships. Unfortunately, stereotypes seem to be the norm with “cute little old lady” meets “curmudgeonly old fellow” following a predictable ...

 
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States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
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Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

 
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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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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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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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