According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the year 2030 will mark a turning point in history for the aging population of the United States. In less than 12 years, all baby boomers will be older than age 65, expanding...
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Our population is quickly aging and with advanced age comes chronic illness, disease and at the worst, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Our hospitals have run out of beds. In some cases patients and the chronically ill are staying in...
One of the worst things that can make a senior feel really old is when they find out they are no longer allowed to drive. Many seniors depend on their vehicles to get around. They may live in a...
As we age we tend to have bruising more easily. The layers of fat beneath our skin become thinner. This leaves blood vessels more vulnerable. When we become seniors, a small bump can cause them to break open and...
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Caring In The Cold

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, like it or not, winter is a certainty. You may be tempted to curl up under a warm blanket, sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and hibernate with...
For many seniors, things haven’t changed much since they were six years old and on the playground. They are still being teased, embarrassed, pushed around and made to feel like they aren’t good enough. The bullying they thought they...
Talking about care options with your aging parents can be a difficult subject to bring up. You realize that the time has come because your parents are having problems using the stairs or taking their medication properly. Bringing up...
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