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Caregiving

Cyber Safety for People Living With Dementia

Helpful tips to help older adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, keep personal information secure when on the internet.

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Family Health

Do You Feel as Old As You Are? A Grandmother and Granddaughter Discuss Life and Aging

Are you afraid of dying? How do you want to be remembered? Is there anything that you really regret or wish you did differently when you were younger? What do you hope to live to see? Ann Simpson, 81, talks to her granddaughter, 21, about aging and h...

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Caregiving

Strong Body, Sharp Mind? Author Who Skis At 85 Tells How It Works

At age 85, Fred Bartlit is still skiing slopes that would challenge an accomplished skier decades younger. The reason? Serious strength training that he dubs the StrongPath.

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Living With

What Contributes to a Healthy Brain?

A doctor weighs in on socialization, diet, and other factors that can help forestall dementia.

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Caregiving

Music Therapy, Quality of Life, and Hospice

Music therapist Karen Sholander speaks about the powerful effect of music on cognition, memory, and nostalgia in those with dementia.

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Caregiving

Sex In Nursing Homes Is Still Taboo For Many

Education can help normalize the idea that sexual interaction is part of being human, and that extends to older adults, even the very old.

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Healthy Aging

How to Handle Incontinence, Advice from OBGYN

Stress and urge incontinence are among the top bladder concerns for aging adults.

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Caregiving

Medication Management Tips for Seniors

Older adults comprise 13 percent of the population but account for 34 percent of all prescription medicine use and 30 percent of all over-the-counter medicine use.

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Caregiving

Wearable Tech Device Helps Aging Adults Hear Better in Groups

See how wearable hearing devices help aging adults in group settings because of background noise.

Collett Small at Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Caregiving

Law Attorney Answers Questions on End-of-Life Care and Legal Affairs

Many elder care problems faced by families can be avoided by consulting an attorney before their loved one needs any form of care.