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Caring for Elderly

The Very Very Very Very Last Goodbye

Chef Rossi | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Chef Rossi

I know the next place is calling him. tell myself Dad is going home.

Elderly Who Exercise 30 Minutes A Day Live Up To 5 Years Longer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty

Regular exercise packs as great a punch as quitting smoking when it comes to life expectancy, according to researchers in Norway. The study, publi...

The Invisible Generation

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Marcia Kester Doyle

Although we live in a youth-oriented society, there's a quiet generation of people who are being blatantly shunned and abused. They are the "invisible" generation; the elderly among us who are often regarded as feeble-minded and lacking in the ability to contribute to society in a meaningful way.

Current SSI Levels Leave Low-Income Seniors Out in the Cold

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

Most people have an idea of practical ways to keeps seniors safe this winter: space heaters, rubber-soled boots, or clearing your elderly neighbor's icy sidewalks. But the big-picture safety issues unfortunately cannot be solved with a shovel and some salt.

Sanity-Saving Secrets For Caring For Your Aging Parents

Posted 12.19.2014 | OWN

Your Starter Kit Three questions to ask your parents right now. 1. Do you have a living will? Roughly 72 percent of seniors have advance directiv...

When the Bad News Comes, Be There and Remain Faithful

Martha Nelson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...

Pizza Shop Owner Truly Delivers

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

The One Thing Everyone With An Aging Parent Needs To Know

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

They fall for the urgent need of money being wired to a desperate relative caught overseas with all of their money stolen, or they fall for the get-rich-quick schemes because they lack the skepticism or cynicism that most of us have.

What To Watch For With Your Aging Parents

Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber It’s a delicate balance between being overbearing and dangerously disconnected Last week we ran ...

6 Tips For Navigating The Caregiving Frontier

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Imagine a GPS that guides you easily along a road for hundreds of miles, then suddenly the voice command blurts out, 'Turn left...No turn right! Make a U-turn. Stop! Go!' You'd feel pretty frazzled, right? Well, that's what caregiving is often like.

With Power Restored, Seniors See Storm's Images For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty

With cable TV power finally restored, 86-year-old Gloria Connolly and her 200 neighbors, all holed up for four days in dark unheated Leisure Park reti...

Will Our Next Leader Be The 'Alzheimer's President?'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

While many voters are focused on the economy, national security, education or Social Security in this presidential election year, Alzheimer's research...

Debate Questions: Let the People Decide

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

We've spent a lot of time in politics lately focused on the 47 percent, and understandably so, but meanwhile 26 percent of our nation's population is set to reach old age in the coming decade.

Students Learn To Care For Elderly

Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

At first it was easy enough to escort her mother to doctor's appointments, make sure her fridge was stocked and help her buy clothes. But as Nansea Cl...

WATCH: Rita Wilson Talks 'Parenting Our Parents' And Huff/Post50

Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

As you may have heard, The Huffington Post debuted Huff/Post 50, a new site for the Baby Boomer generation that launched on Monday. Rita Wilson, wr...

Long Term Care: The Solutions You Should Be Talking About Now

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

This month is Long Term Care Awareness Month. Taking a moment to think about your -- and your family's -- possible future long-term care needs is critical for us all.

Elderly Care: Children to Your Children: Baby Boomers Face Burdening Their Kids

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Middle class baby boomers face the prospect of becoming old, enfeebled and a financial and emotional burden on their patience-challenged children.

Nursing-Home Rating System Gets Mixed Reviews | Elizabeth G. Olson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When 81-year-old Sally Darr needed nursing home care after injuring herself in a fall, her family turned to a new federal rating system for help. ...