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Negative Thoughts About 'Old People' Linked To Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty

A word of caution for anyone who thinks "old people" are just feeble and decrepit -- you might not fare so well yourself when you get to that age. Two...

Pico Boulevard (for Dad on Chanukah)

Chef Rossi | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chef Rossi

They say nobody walks in LA, unless it's on the treadmill. I do. But then, I'm a New Yorker. New Yorkers would walk to Mars if we could. Walking f...

Supporting Aging Parents By Providing a Sense of Independence

Nancy Laws | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Laws

Today I turn 27 and in 3 days, my mother celebrates her birthday. I am excited about being able to share another birthday with my mom, and it means so much more when we can celebrate our birthdays together.

Kind Elderly Couple Teach Young Stranger How To Tie A Tie

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News

An elderly couple were caught on camera taking time out of their day to teach a young stranger how to do up his tie. The husband and wife were waiting...

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

Bittersweet Video Offers Intimate Peek Into The Lives Of The Elderly

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty

Junk Mail from Voyager on Vimeo. When we think of old age, we might imagine spending our golden years enjoying retirement with our loving partne...

Why It's Just So Hard To Be Old In America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Paul Stoller

The broad discrimination and pervasive violence that 'different' Americans must confront every day is a national disgrace that reflects the widespread ignorance and deep-seated bigotry that persists in America. There is another form of discrimination, however, that gets much less media attention.

How to Choose a Good Nursing Home

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Can you give me some tips on picking a good nursing home for my mother who has Alzheimer's disease? I've been taking care of her at home, but she's gotten to the point where she's too much for me to handle.

America's Health Literacy Conundrum: A Key to Improving the Nation's Health

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

A 75-year-old woman with congestive heart failure fails to weigh herself daily and ends up in the hospital when her symptoms suddenly worsen. A 60-yea...

WATCH: Friendship Knows No Age -- A Preschool in a Nursing Home

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

How does one stay young? Play, laugh and act like a kid, of course! In many ways, Providence Mount St. Vincent, known as "The Mount," in Seattle is a ...

Legal Alternatives to a Guardianship for an Elderly Incapacitated Individual

Brad Reid | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational introduction to legal alternatives to a court ordered and supervised guardianship for an elde...

How 2 Organizations Are Bringing Hope And Care To Greece’s Elderly

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 10.18.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The elderly are among the social groups most affected by Greece’s economic and social crisis. According to the 2015 Global AgeWatc...

Greece Among Worst Countries In Europe For The Elderly, Study Finds

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Elderly citizens in Greece have the worst quality of life in Europe, according to an annual study published by Help Age Internationa...

Should Older Americans Live in Places Segregated From the Young?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

We should not view the residential separation of the old from the young as necessarily harmful and discriminatory but rather as celebrating the preferences of older Americans and nurturing their ability to live happy, dignified, healthy and autonomous lives.

More Help Needed for Syria's Disabled and Maimed

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Emily O'Dell

When I see images on my screen of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, I can't help but think of all the individuals in Syria with disabilities who can't swim, run, and jump on crowded trains to escape the horrors they've seen.

Albania's Ageing Problem

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The World is proving incapable of addressing its greatest challenges. An ageing population is no longer limited to developed nations. Many developing countries particularly in the Balkans are facing the pressure of ageing.

HUD 202 Cannot Be Zeroed Out

Deborah De Santis | Posted 09.24.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This program is more vital than ever as the need for affordable housing for seniors is growing exponentially. Yet, inexplicably, our leaders in Washington are de-prioritizing efforts to protect seniors by denying essential funding to HUD 202.

A Screen Legend's Appeal To Congress To Stop 'Chronic Elder Abuse'

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.19.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

In March 2011, the 90-year-old Mickey Rooney, a national treasure and an award-winning film legend best known for his work in such classic movies as 'National Velvet,' headed to Capitol Hill in Washington to address the elder abuse problem in the United States.

Senior Citizens Can Make the World Shake

Esther Wamera | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Esther Wamera

Goal 10 of these 17 goals is to reduce inequality within and among countries and could change the lives of future older people everywhere -- but cannot be achieved unless my voice is heard now.

How To Help Loved Ones Age In Place

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Unfortunately, there comes a point in most seniors' lives where they cannot manage all their basic needs alone. It varies for everyone depending on their state of health, both mentally and physically. A senior's compromised mobility may make them unable to shop for and prepare meals for themselves.

Einstein's View on Seniors and Tech

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

When asked about the technology-savviness of our senior population, most people -- particularly the younger crowd -- would be quick to give low marks.

Should I Start Lying About My Age?

Warren Adler | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Warren Adler

I notice the difference immediately after my most casual face-to-face social revelation of the "number" -- even if it is merely a reminder to my friends and my children. The change in expression is immediate, and the processing in the receiver's brain, while subliminal, is obvious.

Aging at Home: Sometimes it Literally Takes a Village

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

The population of senior citizens is poised to swell dramatically in the next two decades, and the availability of family members to care for their own simply won't keep pace. Fortunately, necessity truly is the mother of innovation, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the growth of the "village" model of community-based support for aging.

N4A Report: Revering the Elderly and Their 'Pot of Gold'

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.28.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

From volunteering and mentoring to giving back to the community, America's senior citizens are truly valuable resources worthy of support and appreciation. Kudos to n4a for its impressive documentation of this overlooked truth.

In Praise of Erda's Susan Nordman

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 08.27.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

With people remaining healthy and vibrant well into their 60s, the once-mandatory retirement age of 65 no longer makes sense. Those able to continue working benefit greatly from the positive health improvements that comes with keeping their minds engaged.