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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors

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5 Popular Magazine Subscriptions for Seniors We have all seen the general trend of moving away from newspapers, magazines, nd other print media to on-line news and entertainment, Facebook and Twitter. Today’s senior citizens, however, while embracing the Internet, cell phones, and even Facebook, still rely on these more traditional forms to access information  and […]

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Finished at 50? Actually, Your Career Might Just Be Getting Started

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Finished at 50? Actually, Your Career Might Just Be Getting Started “Life starts at 66,” sang Udo Jürgens in his popular 1970s tune about retirement. While he would probably have to revise the age upwards by a few years now, the lyric title still seems relevant. Many developed economies are facing an inverted age pyramid: […]

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health

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3 Entertaining Activities for Seniors Looking to Improve Physical and Mental Health As the population of the United States ages, seniors are living longer and looking for ways to spend their days that are mentally stimulating and boost their physical and mental health. Of course, they can join knitting clubs and go to a bingo […]

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances

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Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help Managing Their Finances By, Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press It’s inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine. Cognitive skills decline as part of the normal aging process and in turn, so do some of our financial management skills. Research […]

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Recommended Reading for February 2017

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Recommended Reading for February 2017 When Breath Becomes Air By: Paul Kalanithi At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient […]

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Recommended Reading for January 2017

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Recommended Reading for January 2017 Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults By Missy Buchanan Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the […]

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members

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Perpetrators of Elder Abuse Are Usually Family Members Many elderly rely entirely on family or other trusted individuals to help them. Whether it is physiological or psychological, as people grow older they tend to need guidance and support. Unfortunately, the dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse. One […]

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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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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize […]

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