Healthy Aging

Should You Start Medicare If You Work Past 65?

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Prepare for working beyond age 65 by knowing the ins and outs of Medicare coverage … and what you need to do. You may have decided that working a year or two beyond 65 will give you an extra cushion in retirement. Maybe you love your job and can’t imagine quitting just yet, or you […]

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Cost Getting in the Way of Dental Health

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Most Americans value a healthy smile and understand that dental care is linked to their overall physical well-being and health. Yet many older adults skip going to the dentist because of the expense, putting them at risk for more serious health issues. A recent AARP survey found that eight in ten adults over age 45 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Blood Test for Alzheimer’s up to 94% Accurate

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Early brain changes due to Alzheimer’s disease may soon be detected with a simple blood draw in your doctor’s office, according to researchers. Doctors have been hoping for such a test for years — one that providers can administer in the office at a reasonable cost.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Effects of Aging on the Nervous System

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Brain function varies normally as people pass from childhood through adulthood to old age. During childhood, the ability to think and reason steadily increases, enabling a child to learn increasingly complex skills. During most of adulthood, brain function is relatively stable. After a certain age, which varies from person to person, brain function declines. Different […]

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