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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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Recommended Reading: September 2016

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Recommended Reading: September 2016  Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors By Robert A. Levine, M.D. This book focuses on aging as more of a philosophy and attitude. Written by a neurologist, Dr. Levine provides examples of how people he has worked with deal with aging and in so doing gives insight to what […]

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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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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep Getting enough sleep can benefit your life in many ways, not least of which is simply feeling good from day to day. Many seniors often have trouble sleeping, but incorporating some relatively simple habits into your day can make a big difference when it’s […]

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know National Care Planning Council:  June 29, 2016 | by Valerie Michel Buck “Strong bones, strong body.” -Unknown. This is a quote I’ve heard hundreds of times and didn’t know how meaningful it is till I started researching Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is often […]

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16 Things I Would Want If I Were to Get Dementia

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16 Things I Would Want If I Were to Get Dementia On behalf of those who have dementia, a caregiver offers suggestions for how to treat people with dementia. When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of questions. Probably one of the most common questions that I hear is, […]

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues Adult children and their parents often have trouble talking effectively. Small disagreements can be irksome and frustrating; if they simmer and grow, they can poison your last precious months and years together. What causes these misunderstandings? According to David Solie, author of How to Say […]

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Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults

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Visual Blurring May Increase Fall Risk in Older Adults Visual blurring—like that produced by bifocals or multifocal lenses—may cause errors in foot position when walking. And that could contribute to the risk of tripping and falling in older adults, suggests a study in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy […]

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