Category 'Aging'

The Do’s and Don’ts of Grandparenting

Grandparenting brings some of life’s sweetest moments, but there are times of perplexity, too.

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Baby Boomers Still Divorcing at a High Rate

Previous statistics listed American divorce rates dropping, but that’s not so with the middle-aged and older population, as the new research reveals.

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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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Older Drivers Are Safer on the Road Today Than in the Past

Baby boomers are not the threat on the road that many in society perceive.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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University-Based Retirement Communities Offer an Alternative to Traditional Retirement

A growing number of American seniors are opting out of traditional retirement communities, lush with golf courses and nearby shopping, for university-based retirement communities.

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Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proving to preserve memory into older age.

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Are Older Workers More Reliable Than Their Younger Colleagues?

Research shows that overall fluctuation in cognitive performance is lower in older adults compared to younger adults.

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Exercise Your Brain After Retirement

We’ve long heard that physical fitness contributes to improved overall health, but scientists are now proving that your brain needs its own fitness program, especially if you are retired or over 65.

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