By: Anne-Marie Botek The days are getting shorter, the leaves are beginning to turn and coffee shops have begun to churn out their much-anticipated pumpkin-flavored drinks by the bucketful. But for caregivers, there’s more to this seasonal shift than cooler...
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Paula Span THE NEW OLD AGE SEPT. 1, 2017 In April, Nancy Niemi entered Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., with cardiac problems. She stayed four nights, at one point receiving a coronary stent. Then she went home, but felt faint...
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AUG 24, 2017 @ 09:40 PM Robin Seaton Jefferson ,   CONTRIBUTOR “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” ~Maya...
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By LYNN KELLOGG – Generations                        Aug 27, 2017 A cousin called from the Seattle area wondering if I knew anything about services available in southern Florida. Her dad, my...
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BY MICHELLE LEE       @HEYMICHELLELEE AUGUST 14, 2017 This issue is the long-awaited, utterly necessary celebration of growing into your own skin — wrinkles and all. No one is suggesting giving up retinol. But changing the way we think about...
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Aug. 22, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers — typically unpaid family members — report having no...
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A TED Talks video on ending ageism.  Click here It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite...
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Use the following room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and to record any changes you need to make to help keep a person with Alzheimer’s disease safe. You can buy products or gadgets necessary for home safety at stores carrying...
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By Stacy Canan – JUL 26, 2017 We often hear that older Americans want to “age in place.” Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most...
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7/14/2017     SENIOR PLANET “If each and every one of us can have a little bit of tolerance, that it doesn’t matter even if small mistakes are made, then we might be able to make a slight change in the...
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