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Seniors’ Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases. Green spaces in cities benefit residents of all ages. Now, British researchers say, they may also boost older people’s mental well-being. “We found that older participants experienced beneficial effects of green space whilst walking between busy built urban environments and urban green space environments,” said study […]

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Stay Fit in Your Senior Years

You may not be as nimble as you once were, but that shouldn’t stop you from working out and maintaining your health and fitness as you get older. By Dennis Thompson, Jr. Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MP     As you get older, staying active is more important than ever. Research […]

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1 in 5 Seniors Has Fallen Prey to a Financial Swindle, But This Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Martha T.S. Laham 130 You’ve probably heard of a durable power of attorney (DPA), which is a simple, easy legal tool to help you with financial assistance if you need it. However, the DPA is just as easy for people to obtain and misuse. Consider the Business Week article “License to Steal From Seniors: […]

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HOW DOMOTICS ARE CHANGING THE LIVES OF SENIORS FOR THE BETTER

We live in a rapidly changing world and that applies no matter where you live. This change is largely driven by technology and it affects every age group – including the elderly. I remember watching my parents struggle with whether or not to place my grandmother in a home when I was a teenager. They […]

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Have you had “the conversation” with your loved ones, about end-of-life care?

Have you had “the conversation” with your loved ones, about end-of-life care? The Conversation Project gives guidance and shares dozens of stories that others have with end-of-life support and resulting peace of mind.

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Are You Bullying Your Aging Parents? How to navigate the fine line between stepping in and overstepping your bounds.

Are You Bullying Your Aging Parents? How to navigate the fine line between stepping in and overstepping your bounds April 4, 2013 By Linda Bernstein Of all the fine lines we have to walk in our lifetime, one of the most challenging, yet important, is how we deal with the challenges that inevitably crop up […]

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Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

Written by Redfin Guest Blogger on September 25, 2016 Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker. Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, […]

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Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

First, Care for Yourself On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one […]

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Older Adults’ Health and Age-Related Changes

Older Adults’ Health and Age-Related Changes Reality Versus Myth America is aging. The number of Americans over age 65 is increasing dramatically as we approach the millennium. Never in our nation’s history have so many people lived into the later stages of their lives and remained healthy and productive. The proportion of Americans age 65 […]

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimers

Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimers by HomeAdvisor When an aging parent or loved begins to show signs of memory loss it is natural be concerned. Cognitive health ranks as a top priority for older Americans, second only to physical independence, and any changes should be noted. But ‘senior moments’ happen to everyone, and […]

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