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How to Talk to Your Elderly Parent About the Dangers of Falling

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A simple fall can cause a serious hip fracture, broken bone or head injury, which can lead to hospital stays, disability, loss of independence and even death. But even falls without a major injury can cause seniors to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active.

What You Need To Know About Scams And Why Scammers Have You On Their Radar

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

The number of different types of scams is limited only by the scammers' imagination to concoct them. Here are some common scams to watch out for.

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the problem of forgetting to take a medication, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is especially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day.

Grandma and Grandpa Updated Their Status

Nimati Emam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Nimati Emam

When it comes to our tactics and the tools we use to communicate with today's seniors, we are definitely falling short on their expectations, they have outpaced us.

Senior Citizens Boogie The Night Away At Their Own Prom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

The belles of this ball are a little older and a little wiser, but still know how to get down. Project Generations, an organization run by student...

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

When I'm 64, or Maybe 63? Public Views About Retirement Age

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Many Baby Boomers are facing a difficult decision: when to retire? Their personal choices are being made in the context of a longstanding debate about the appropriate age for workers to leave the workforce.

CMS: It Cuts Deep

Hector Barreto | Posted 04.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector Barreto

The ongoing impact of Medicare Advantage cuts imposed by CMS on the sustainability of a successful program is not only proving to be detrimental for America's seniors; it is unacceptable.

Home Health Aides, Patients and Families: The Complex Challenge of Delivering Safety (Part One)

Marki Flannery | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Although the majority of home care cases go smoothly, we need to ensure that our home health aides, nurses and therapists are also prepared for any difficulties that may arise in dealing with clients or their family members.

Debt and the Deceased: How Should Spouses and Heirs Proceed?

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Anyone can die leaving debt behind. Spouses and families should help prepare or revise estate plans to address current credit issues and create an action plan for the possibility of remaining debt after the borrower dies.

Seeing the College Admissions Glass as Half-Full

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

The happiest students in this process are willing to attend several colleges on their lists; they realize that these colleges will offer them extraordinary programming, including merit scholarships.

King Lear and the Silver Tsunami

Brendan Hare | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

One of the great pains of aging comes when you discover how much time you wasted being wrong. One of its greatest pleasures may follow this -- when you see there's still time to change.

Handy Aids For Achy Hands

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are literally hundreds of different arthritis aids and other products on the market today that can help people with arthritic hands and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Ageism and Its End

Brendan Hare | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

The term "ageism" is an abstraction. It strains to capture a varied and complex phenomenon. As used here, ageism comprises systematic neglect, segregation, isolation, and bigotry. Like other prejudices, it works by constructing artificial barriers.

Guess Who Wins When Seniors Take On Students In Drinking Games

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.19.2015 | College

When it comes to drinking games, Complex had one pressing question: "What matters most: Years of boozing experience, or a youthful lack of concern of ...

The Meaning of Life (the Real One, not Monty Python)

Peter Samuelson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Peter Samuelson

isn't one of the defining features of an alert life in its third and terminal act, surely to look back, look forward, and to ask what this is all for? I have, and I continue to do so.x

Caregivers, Clients and National Leaders to Put State of California on Trial

Doug Moore | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Doug Moore

Providing care for the severely disabled, elderly and others who need round-the-clock care is the fastest growing job in America, and about 2 million people already are working as caregivers.

Woman's Newfound Talent Helps Overcome Addiction

HooplaHa | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment, you'll meet Candyce, a former addict who never thought she would one day be an artist.

Seniors Recreate 'Downton Abbey' Scenes That Even The Dowager Countess Would Love

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

"Downton Abbey" fever has quickly spread, spurring everything from Victorian high teas to a beauty range. But some seniors took it one step further an...

54-Year-Old Sets World Record For Most Pull-Ups

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

Most of us struggle to do even a few pull-ups, no matter our fitness level or age. But for 54-year-old Mark Jordan, a couple hundred or even a couple ...

Senior Malnutrition: A National Nutrition Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

A lot of appropriate attention is focused on hunger and food insecurity as well as obesity. However, malnutrition, also known as undernutrition, is a bigger threat because of the deeper health consequences it creates.

An Update on Advance Health Care Directives

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Drawing up the document itself is fairly simple; the more difficult part comes beforehand, including deciding what kind end-of-life care you do and don't want to receive, and who -- if anyone -- you want to empower to make decisions in your stead.

Hipster Seniors Star In Super-Cool, Stereotype-Defying Photo Shoot

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

If aging makes you think of clunky comfort shoes and high, elastic waistbands, think again. A new photo series will turn any and all unflattering noti...

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family. These documents will make sure your wishes regarding your estate are legal and clear, and will help minimize any conflicts and confusion with your family and your health care providers if you become seriously illness or when you die.

Respect Your Elders

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Most people instantly feel some form of sadness when they walk into a diner and see an elderly person sitting alone; I often wonder why these emotions don't carry over universally towards senior animals. There are so many great reasons to consider adopting an older dog