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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 2 of 2)

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As we age and live longer, financial, legal, healthcare and long-term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas of concern, suggested questions to ask, and ways in which families might initiate conversations about these often difficult […]

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug Administration set regulations for […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2)

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 1 of 2) As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas […]

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids

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What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids There’s a fine line between caring and controlling—but older adults and their grown children often disagree on where it is. Several years ago, I wrote a book aimed at helping adult children of my generation manage the many challenges of caring for our aging parents. I interviewed just […]

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living

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Advantages of Moving to Assisted Living  Seniors who chose 2017 as the year when they will move from their own homes into an assisted living facility should view this as positive. Although there are drawbacks to life in an assisted living facility there are many positive things about it, too. Here are things to remember […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2017

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Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others) By Jeffery L. Condon This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook written by an estate attorney shows you how to handle your estate planning in a way that will ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you […]

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How to Avoid Online Shopping Scams: 7 Online Shopping Safety Tips

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Grabbing great deals on the internet is almost as fun as finding a bargain in person at a local store. Plus, the convenience of online shopping can’t be beat: Shop, order and pay from the comfort of your home, sit back and wait for delivery. Statistics show that more people than ever are shopping online:  […]

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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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