Voting and Dementia: A Slippery Slope

Recently, an 86-year-old woman made headlines for voting twice in the 2012 primary election. Forgetting that she had already voted by absentee ballot, Margaret Schneider went to the polls on election day and cast her ballot a second time.
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Getting Seniors in Assisted Living Out to Vote

Tomorrow, millions of Americans will cast their vote for president, along with a number of other federal, state and local candidates.

Many of us do not even think twice about where, when and how we will vote, but if you ...

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Caregiving and the Presidential Election

Paul Ryan learned about being a caregiver when he was a teenager, says this recent article, Paul Ryan: Republican, Vice Presidential Nominee, Caregiver?

He watched his mother care for his “Alzheimer’s stricken grandmother,” who moved in to ...

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Assisted Living Residents Compete in Nationwide Art Contest

With ten finalists currently in the public voting phase, the Emeritus Senior Living 2012 Resident Art Contest is underway. Participants created a winter scene worthy of a holiday card cover, which is where the winner’s piece will eventually find a ...

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Image is Everything: Seniors in Stock Photos

This recent slideshow from the Huffington Post is brilliant. Titled “This Week in Ridiculous Stock Photos: Old People Using Computers”, writer Katla McGlynn presents 10 ridiculous photos of elders using a computer. Each photo is tagged with sharp, witty captions that are the perfect complement to these seriously corny shots – and asks readers to vote for their favorite. McGlynn  warns hyper-sensitive readers not to take this presentation out of context; she ...

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Election Day Follow-up: An Interview with John Erickson

Campaign ads swarmed the media airwaves, harassing voters from every direction; our heads were buzzing with information – and misinformation – for weeks leading up to that all-important day.

So where were you on November 2nd? Did you vote?

John Erickson did.

Erickson, founder of Retirement Living TV and Erickson Retirement Communities (based in Baltimore), wrote an inspiring blog post a few weeks before the election, reminding citizens to fulfill their civic ...

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Perspective on Politics from John Erickson, of Retirement Living TV

Ready for a fresh perspective on things in the political arena? Take 10 minutes and read this thoughtful and thought-provoking post from John Erickson at

Thank you, Mr. Erickson, for this piece. I couldn’t agree more with all of your points – that it’s not about red or blue, that boomers/seniors aren’t passively standing by, that this election is of the utmost importance, ...

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