Aging Parents

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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Caring for the elderly: Dealing with Resistance

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Caring for the elderly can be challenging — particularly if a loved one doesn’t want help. Understand what’s causing your loved one’s resistance and how you can encourage cooperation. One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn’t […]

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Easy Ways For Seniors to Exercise Their Brain

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As we age, we tend to become more conscious of our health. Some seniors, however, may forget that their brain also needs conditioning to maintain their overall wellness. There is a common misconception that seniors lose a significant amount of neurons, making their acquisition of data more difficult. But this was refuted in a study […]

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Best Gadgets for Older Adults

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We found low and high technology products that users swear by, whether for convenience or because they’ve completely altered the way an older adult lives. Tech products for seniors abound, but how do you find the best for your needs? Figuring out how they work and what they really cost can be a tedious process, […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil for Arthritis Pain

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Older Americans, disappointed in the lack of effective treatment for their painful joints, are turning to legal hemp oil for relief. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million Americans. Doctors usually prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat the disease. But common side effects include swollen […]

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How to Kick Your Post-Holiday Blues

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How to Kick Your Post-Holiday Blues You’ve opened all the presents, recovered from food comas, and uploaded your holiday photos to Instagram. But now that the trimmings are gone and parties are over, are you feeling down? It might come as no surprise that seasonal blues often reach their peak once the festivities have ended. “As […]

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom Not all homes and bedrooms are ideal for senior citizen use. This is because a lot of the simple activities that we take for granted in childhood and adulthood can become increasingly difficult with old age. Whether it’s because of a disease, a chronic injury, or the […]

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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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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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