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Light Alcohol Consumption May Improve Memory

Many older adults are raising a toast to a new health study that shows light consumption of alcohol in older age may improve memory.

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Signs a Senior Loved One’s Needs Are Changing

Dad sometimes leaves the garage door up all night with his keys in the car. Mom stays in the same outfit for days and limits her bathing. At first, these behaviors seemed a bit out of the ordinary, but now you are beginning to wonder if something is shifting in your senior loved ones’ health and daily care needs.

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Baby Boomers Are Staying Put

Instead of the majority of boomers retiring and downsizing to a condo or patio home, a survey by the nonprofit Demand Institute finds that nearly two-thirds of boomers are not planning to move at all once they retire.

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Food and Cooking Safety for Senior Adults

Natural aging changes, plus common conditions like arthritis and diabetes, or side effects of some medications, can leave senior adults at higher risk for foodborne illness and food poisoning.

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The Millions of Millennials

More than 80 million millennials now populate the country, surpassing the baby boomers by roughly 3 million.

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Senior Fraud Can Be a Sensitive Subject; How to Get Inactive Seniors Moving

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

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Staying Active With Age

Zumba class? You bet. Biking? Absolutely. Getting older and reaching retirement doesn’t mean you retire your body. Regular exercise for the elderly is worth its weight in healthful benefits, including:

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When Does “Old Age” Begin?

A social and behavioral sciences professor is working on ways to define aging other than the accumulation of calendar years.

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Spring Safety Tips

If you are helping an elderly loved one with their Spring Cleaning this year, take some time to do a safety check and perform some proactive safety maintenance. These five tips are a good starting point for most families:

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Better Budgeting for the Sandwich Generation

A 2013 Pew Foundation survey reports that nationwide, at least 15 percent of middle-aged adults are financially supporting both children and aging parents.

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