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5 Steps To Keep You Sane During Medicare Open Enrollment

5 Steps To Keep You Sane During Medicare Open Enrollment

Ann Brenoff  10.24.2016
  Why is figuring out Medicare so difficult? We suspect, in part, it’s because you are expected to look into a crystal ball...
Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Jim T. Miller  10.24.2016
Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you...
How Breast Cancer Impacts Intimacy

How Breast Cancer Impacts Intimacy

Phil Parker  10.24.2016
As Bonnie and I have come to the end of this stage in our life's journey, my greatest pleasure is, and will continue to be, loving my wife...
5 Reasons Why Caregivers Aren't More Engaged With Technology

5 Reasons Why Caregivers Aren't More Engaged With Technology

Ann Brenoff  10.21.2016
AARP puts the number of unpaid family caregivers who care for an older and sicker person at 40 million. And not surprisingly, 71...
Should A Person Be Told The Diagnosis When It's Alzheimer's?

Should A Person Be Told The Diagnosis When It's Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley  10.21.2016
When it's Alzheimer's should the person be told the diagnosis? This can be a difficult ethical issue. Telling or not telling the patient...
Measuring Health Care From The Vantage Point Of Those Needing Care

Measuring Health Care From The Vantage Point Of Those Needing Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD  10.20.2016
Not everything that is important for a person's health can be measured and not everything that can be measured in health care is important...
5 Smart Tips For Choosing The Right Prescription Drug Plan

5 Smart Tips For Choosing The Right Prescription Drug Plan

Grandparents.com  10.20.2016
Whether you’re signing up for the first time or switching plans, understanding enrollment in Medicare Part D is vital to saving money...
The 7 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain

The 7 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain

Grandparents.com  10.20.2016
If aching knees, stiff shoulders, and other painful joints are something you regularly experience, you’re not the only one. According...
4 Key Things To Consider When Planning To Adopt A Dog After Age 50

4 Key Things To Consider When Planning To Adopt A Dog After Age 50

Charmaine Belonio  10.20.2016
Wanting to have a pet to accompany you through your golden years is not unheard of. In fact, 80 million households in the U.S. have a pet...
UK's Oldest Man Reveals His Secret To Long Life At Age 108

UK's Oldest Man Reveals His Secret To Long Life At Age 108

Yagana Shah  10.19.2016
A greasy, English breakfast complete with fried eggs and sausages sounds more like an occasional indulgence than a prescription for long...
Discovered! A Very High-Tech Way To Get Elderly People To Exercise

Discovered! A Very High-Tech Way To Get Elderly People To Exercise

Ann Brenoff  10.19.2016
  Talk about young intersecting with old! One of the major problems facing nursing homes is that patients don’t move around...
Donating My Hair In Honor Of My Best Friend

Donating My Hair In Honor Of My Best Friend

Teresa Kindred  10.18.2016
It's October again. Exactly one year since I lost Martha, my cousin and best friend, to breast cancer. She fought long and hard, and with...
How To Take Charge Of Your Own Death

How To Take Charge Of Your Own Death

Susan R. Dolan  10.18.2016
I met Brenda when she decided to seek hospice care. In addition to kidney failure, she had numerous ailments including painful, golf-ball-sized...
Why Family Caregivers Are This Nation's Unsung Heroes

Why Family Caregivers Are This Nation's Unsung Heroes

Ann Brenoff  10.18.2016
I have been a caregiver to my husband for the past five months. I have to count the months on my fingers twice just to make sure. How...