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How To Remain Hopeful At The End Of Your Life

How To Remain Hopeful At The End Of Your Life

Susan R. Dolan  11.16.2015
People approach the loss of a life in different ways. Many never consider that they can choose an attitude toward dying. For patients and...
9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Kathy Gottberg  11.14.2015
We live in exciting times because the overall view of aging and what it means to all of us as we grow older is more positive than ever....
Why I Decided To Hike The Appalachian Trail At Age 55

Why I Decided To Hike The Appalachian Trail At Age 55

Michelle Martin  11.14.2015
Like many women who watched the movie 'Wild,' I was inspired by Cheryl Strayed's courage and how she was able to turn her grief and desperation...
106-Year-Old Says Beer Is The Secret To Her Longevity

106-Year-Old Says Beer Is The Secret To Her Longevity

Yagana Shah  11.13.2015
Centenarian Sadie Snyder celebrated her 106th birthday Thursday and shared the surprising secret to her long life. Snyder told...
How Life Will Change When I Learn To Knit

How Life Will Change When I Learn To Knit

Michelle Combs  11.13.2015
I thought by this stage in life, I'd be more 'together'. I thought by now I would carry myself with grace and kindness. I thought by now,...
A Salute To This Nation's Hidden Heroes

A Salute To This Nation's Hidden Heroes

Jo Ann Jenkins  11.12.2015
Unpaid family members in the United States provide more than $470 billion worth of at-home care every year. Among these caregivers are...
I Yelled At My Dying Husband, And I'm Still Mired In Shame

I Yelled At My Dying Husband, And I'm Still Mired In Shame

Debbie Weiss  11.12.2015
Two and a half years after my husband George died of cancer, I am still mired in shame and regret because I was such a poor caregiver to...
Why I Cherish My Old Friends

Why I Cherish My Old Friends

Melissa Reed  11.11.2015
Days have passed since I returned from a girlfriends' reunion and I am wallowing in happy memories. As we were celebrating our 'Medicare...
The Truth About Your Brain

The Truth About Your Brain

Renee Fisher  11.11.2015
Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don't know much about it. We know...
The 5 Biggest Regrets Older People Have At The End Of Their Lives

The 5 Biggest Regrets Older People Have At The End Of Their Lives

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.  11.10.2015
Autumn seems like an appropriate time to share some expert advice about regrets. Poets associate the coming of fall with lost chances,...
Major Study Paints Picture Of America's Health System -- And It's Not Pretty

Major Study Paints Picture Of America's Health System -- And It's Not Pretty

Ann Brenoff  11. 9.2015
  So you assume Americans are the healthiest people in the free world? Not so fast, Charlie. The annual OECD Health at a Glance report...
10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Falls

10 Things You Can Do To Prevent Falls

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS  11. 9.2015
How many times have you heard someone say their father or mother was fine before he or she fell? For many older adults, an unexpected fall...
When Your Best Friend Dies

When Your Best Friend Dies

Teresa Kindred  11. 9.2015
Martha told me that she didn't want people to be sad at her funeral. She wanted them to be happy. I told her that there was no way her...
What Wrinkles Have To Do With Dementia

What Wrinkles Have To Do With Dementia

Mary McDaniel Cail  11. 6.2015
As a culture we seem overly concerned, at least the baby boomers among us, with wrinkle prevention. We have the soft approach: creams,...