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Recommended Reading for March 2020

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I’m Too Young To Be Seventy: And Other Delusions By: Judith Viorst The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, […]


Anger Worse for Health Than Sadness

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About one-quarter of people age 65 and over feel clinically depressed. More than half of visits to the doctor by older adults involve complaints of emotional distress. And depression is a primary cause of decline in quality of life-related to health for older adults, according to a recent study. You might assume that being sad […]


70% of All Caregivers Over the Age of 70 Die First

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Do you take care of someone in your family with a chronic medical illness or dementia? Have you felt depression, anger or guilt? Has your health deteriorated since taking on the responsibility of caregiving? If your answer is yes to any one of these, you may be suffering from caregiver stress. This condition is increasingly […]


Finding Romance Later in Life

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Many seniors who are divorced, widowed or simply still single don’t want to spend retirement alone. Here are tips for dating after 60. Finding romance at any stage of life can be complicated, but older singles face additional hurdles. Some are looking for love after divorce, or they are widowed after a long marriage. They […]


Recommended Reading for January 2020

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Don’t Forget Your Sweater, Girl: Sister to Sister Secrets for Aging with Purpose and Humor By, Dr. Marilou Ryder and Jessica Thompson DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEATER, GIRL is a labor of love between two sisters who reached out to women ages 60 and over and asked them to share their hopes and dreams for the […]


The Dilemma of Delirium in Older Patients

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Ill and hospitalized older people sometimes experience episodes of delirium, a state of confusion and disorientation. For centuries considered a transient and reversible condition, delirium in older people is still viewed by many to be a normal consequence of surgery, chronic disease, or infections.


How Drinking Alcohol Affects Lifespan

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Can moderate consumption lengthen life, or does drinking alcohol mean you won’t live as long? We all know that drinking too much alcohol can be bad for our health. But what is “too much,” and is it only liver disease we have to watch out for? A major study done for the National Institute on […]


Can You Legally Force A Loved One to Move to a Senior Community?

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The writing is on the wall: Your aging loved one is no longer safe living at home. You’ve tried to reason with them, talked about the benefits of senior living, encouraged them to tour local communities, begged, pleaded and bribed, but nothing works. Your loved one refuses to even consider moving. Caregivers encounter all kinds […]


Recommending Reading for November 2019

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Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development Written by: George E. Vaillant In a unique series of studies, Harvard University has followed 824 subjects from their teens to old age. Professor George Vaillant now uses these to illustrate the surprising factors involved in reaching happy, healthy […]


Disappearing Health Care Coverage

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Jobs that until now offered generous retiree health care benefits are doing an about-face to save money. Workers are taking on more and more of the costs of being retired as employers shift the risk away from corporations. “Employer-sponsored retiree health coverage once played a key role in supplementing Medicare,” say Tricia Neuman and Anthony […]