Category 'Aging'

Elderly Drivers and Road Safety

Mom forgets to use her car’s turn signals. Dad drove through another stop sign. Are they showing warning signs of risky driving?

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Planning for Possible Disability; Seniors at Highest Risk for Brain Injury

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

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Siblings Caring for Siblings

Typically families expect to help their aging parents but not be active in elder care for a brother or sister. Studies show that most sibling caregivers feel inadequately prepared for the task.

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Cyber Safety Tips for Seniors

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day. To honor the event, we wanted to take a moment to provide you with tips to keep your family, and particularly your aging loved ones, safe online.

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The Quirks and Perks of Growing Older

There are upsides to adding birthdays to your life and experiencing your 50s, 60s, 70s and later years. Here are basic changes to expect with aging decade by decade.

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Tips for Aging in Place Well

More and more senior citizens and baby boomers are opting to age in place, or remain independent and comfortable in their own familiar home surroundings throughout their maturing years.

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Bilingualism Improves the Aging Brain

Speaking more than one language may boost brain health as you age.

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Staying Financially Independent as You Age

A longer life translates to needing more money to carry one through, especially if Medicaid and Social Security funds dwindle.

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Getting Along With Family After a Parent Dies

What happened to those blissful summer reunions brimming with prized family recipes and boisterous laughter, or listening to your brother’s quirky stories during the holidays? The loss of one or both parents can complicate everything from settling wills to simply talking on the phone. Sometimes the death of Dad or Mom reveals relationship fractures that can widen into frustration, blame, distancing or rage.

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U.S. Alzheimer’s Rate Is Declining

Landmark research shows it may be time to toast a green smoothie to lowering Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

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