Healthy Aging

Cataract Surgery to Improve Vision Now Routine

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Cataract Surgery to Improve Vision Now Routine Before 1949, if your vision started to deteriorate because of cataracts, you had to either wear the highest level of reading glasses you could find, seek out the brightest light or resign yourself to increasing blindness. But that year, surgeons at a hospital in London inserted the first […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young? In a latest study, a team of researchers including Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, investigated how long […]

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays:  A Guide For Older Adults “Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to […]

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Early Diagnosis for Dementia Can Be Helpful

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Early Diagnosis for Dementia Can Be Helpful  Watch for signs of dementia in your loved one, so together you can plan for the future before the condition worsens. Someone you love—your parent, your spouse, a good friend—is showing signs of dementia: forgetting more often, being confused or perhaps exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior. You’re worried it could […]

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In October 6, 2016 by Mary Kate Nelson Americans have a generally unfavorable view of the assisted living industry—that is, until their loved ones actually move into assisted living. In fact, half of American families with loved ones in assisted living start out with a negative or neutral impression of […]

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Are You Prepared to Handle a Personal Financial Crisis?

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Are You Prepared to Handle a Personal Financial Crisis? Many people who were once married or in a committed relationship are faced with managing finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many individuals experience handling complicated financial matters is during a personal crisis following the death or divorce of a […]

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4 Financial Mistakes Retirees Regularly Make

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4 Financial Mistakes Retirees Regularly Make Money woes can be one of the biggest impediments to a comfortable retirement for seniors. And, while no one sets out to run out of money, the medical expenses, mortgages and long-term care costs can quickly add up, draining even a careful retiree’s nest egg dry. The 2010 Wells […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration For anyone 50 years old or better, the thought of developing age-related macular degeneration, a disease of the eye’s retina that can lead to tunnel vision and eventual blindness, is frightening. But the good news is that this condition can be slowed down or completely stopped if it is treated early. Age-related […]

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide Millions of aging adults continue to drive in order to keep their independence. This can be a concern for well-meaning family, friends, and caregivers; worried about the safety of their loved ones, other drivers, and pedestrians. With age, hearing and vision worsens in adults. Changes in the brain can make […]

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