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Older People

The Surprising Victims Of Opioid Addiction

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Older adults are not immune to the problems of abuse and addiction, and signs point to a growing problem.

6 Questions You Were Afraid To Ask About Older People Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

1. Do they, you know, really do it? Yes, they really do it. How are we so certain? Well, for one, they aren't doing it very safely. The STD rate in ol...

44 Ways the Young Old (Boomers) Can Help the Extreme Old and Make Money

Carol Marak | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Carol Marak

If you don't work in the industry, you might not "get" why someone would spend cash on learning about older people. But if you're in the private sector, I recommend that you have a change of heart. I know that growing older is not an attractive phase in our culture, and the general public would rather ignore it altogether.

Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Robert B. Blancato

The American public's cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22.

Isaac Saul

Centenarians Share How You Can Live To Be 100 Years Old | Isaac Saul | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home

In southern California, there is a town full some of the healthiest people in the world. Loma Linda, California, whose good health has been heralde...

Yagana Shah

Stunning Images Reveal How Aging Changes Us All | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.16.2014 | Home

Have you ever wondered what you'll look like in 10, 15, or 20 years? Or have you ever been stunned to see photos of your parents or grandparents when ...

5 Ways To Help Elderly Loved Ones Live Independently

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Whether or not we're well-equipped or prepared, the reality remains that many of us will be tasked with making impactful decisions associated with caring for an elderly loved one.

19 Reasons To Be Glad You're No Longer 22

Amy Shearn | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home

By Amy Shearn Smooth skin and the ability to live without sleep aside, being 22 was not all it was cracked up to be. Here are 19 reasons why. 1....

What Can Older People Do To Prevent Catching The Flu?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Home

In a flu season that is expected to be the worst in a decade, the 39.6 million Americans aged 65 years or older are among some of its most-likely vict...

Older Volunteers: Making a Difference for Generations

Wendy Spencer | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Wendy Spencer

Across the country, individuals 55 and older are already having a powerful impact through volunteering. At a time of growing social need, their service is vital now more than ever.

Senior Upset Or Elder Equanimity?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jim Selman

How can we think about getting upset in a manner that might bring a level of serenity to our lives? The key is, I think, that we need to be responsible for what upsets us.

Haiti's Elderly: What About Them?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Julia Moulden

Some 800,000 Haitians are over 60. Most of these older people live in extreme poverty and many of them have lost their homes and loved ones.

Elderly Urged To Look After Their Mental Health | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

As we are in the winter months older people in Ireland are being encouraged to look after their mental health and to seek help and support if they are...