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The Status of Social Security

The Status of Social Security

With an estimated nine out of ten Americans 65 and older receiving Social Security benefits, chances are you’re either collecting now or on your way there. The fact is that Social Security is a universal benefit that affects all of us to some degree, no matter what...
Losing Weight Over 65

Losing Weight Over 65

More than two thirds of Americans are considered overweight or obese. That’s an astonishing figure, and the numbers don’t change for people over 65. What’s slightly different is the approach that doctors take towards seniors when it comes to weight loss and what’s...
Finding Love After Retirement

Finding Love After Retirement

Americans are living longer and staying more active well past retirement, so it’s no surprise that the senior dating scene is more vibrant than ever. Demographics alone play a role; our population of divorced seniors has doubled since the 1990s, and the AARP estimates...
The Latest in Dementia Research

The Latest in Dementia Research

This week we take a brief look at the latest happenings in Alzheimer’s and dementia research – from potential breakthroughs on the cellular level, to news on possible new Alzheimer’s causal factors, to the ever-expanding benefits of exercise. New Avenues for Brain...
Five Best US Cities to Retire

Five Best US Cities to Retire

Are you or a parent considering relocating for retirement? A fresh start like this can be exciting to consider and plan for, no question – but also one that benefits from thorough and thoughtful research. There’s a lot to consider before making that shortlist of...
When Seniors Misuse Medications

When Seniors Misuse Medications

If you have a senior parent, chances are good they’re on at least a few prescription medications for chronic or acute health problems. According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, seniors 65-69 take an average of 15 prescriptions per year, with the...
5 Steps to a Stronger Immune System

5 Steps to a Stronger Immune System

Most of us rightly aspire to keep up the brisk pace we’re used to as we head into our senior years; unfortunately, our immune system doesn’t always cooperate. The fact is that our immune systems slow down and weaken as we age, making us more susceptible to illness...
Avoiding the Winter Blues

Avoiding the Winter Blues

When we consider the risks that winter can pose for seniors and the elderly, we might think first of the physical dangers associated with harsh weather, like falls on ice, even hypothermia. But the darker, colder days of winter can have psychological affects as well,...
A Look Inside Lewy Body Dementia

A Look Inside Lewy Body Dementia

When Robin Williams’ death was announced back in 2014, his family disclosed the comedian had been suffering for years from symptoms of Lewy body dementia – a disease that many Americans were hearing about for the first time. But this progressive illness, also...
The Cost of Dementia Care

The Cost of Dementia Care

No matter how comprehensive your insurance coverage might be, out-of-pocket medical costs associated with any long-term disease can be steep. Illnesses like heart disease and cancer, in particular, can be associated with long periods of decline that carry big price...