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Recommended Reading for November 2018

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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By:  John Leland An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― those eighty-five and […]

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Depression in the Elderly

Healthy Aging, Senior Care

Depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable medical condition. Prevalence of depression among older adults According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depression affects about 1%-5% of the general elderly population, 13.5% […]

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Elder Mediation Services

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  What Is Elder Mediation? It is amazing how quickly formerly cordial relationships between family members will sour when the family has to deal with care of elderly parents or inheritance at their death. Sometimes the consequence of dealing with the final years of elderly parents can break families apart and create long lasting animosity. […]

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Key Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and begin Medicare coverage. At last, they have health care coverage for life! But what many don’t realize is the array of services they’ll still have to pay for on their own. Despite all the things Medicare covers, it is not a head-to-toe plan. The average couple who retires […]

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Recommended Reading for October 2018

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10,000 Joys and 10,000 Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey through Alzheimer’s By, Olivia Hoblitzelle Hoblitzelle’s title reflects her Buddhist leanings (“Accept everything”) and accurately sums up the mix of anguish — and, surprisingly, joy — that washed over her and her husband of 35 years, Hob, as they dealt with his Alzheimer’s. When the couple embarked on this final […]

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How Seniors Get Taken for All They’ve Got

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Think you’re too smart to fall for a scam? A new study says 1 in 18 “cognitively intact” older adults is taken in by financial fraud or abuse in any given year. Declining cognition is responsible for a 33 percent increase in susceptibility to a scam, but healthy adults are often victims, says Patricia Boyle, […]

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