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When Alzheimer's Turns Violent

Dayna Steele | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Dayna Steele

When I love my mom to Alzheimer's disease, one of the things I vowed was that I wouldn't wait to fulfill my 'bucket list' items. At the moment, I'm spending the summer with my family in New York City, where we're seeing as many Broadway shows as we can.

AARP To Withdraw From Controversial Conservative Group Amid Rising Pressure

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

AARP announced on Thursday that it plans to let its membership in a controversial conservative group expire at the end of the year, a clear response t...

Value-Based Purchasing Is On Target, But Is It A Value To Older Adults And Their Families?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

As we accelerate the shift to value-based care, one important question we must pause to ask is how older adults, families, caregivers and care providers are keeping pace? Do consumers know how to engage and navigate in this new quality and value landscape?

5 Inspiring Older Athletes That Could Totally Kick Your Ass

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.02.2016 | Fifty

Younger athletes at this year’s Olympics like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt might be household names, but here at Huff/Post 50 we think the older at...

Hoping For The Best And Preparing For The Worst As A Caregiver

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound fracture of her femur. Even though I've worked in the senior care field for 30 years, I'll admit that I wasn't completely prepared for this crisis.

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who's 77, recently had his identity stolen and I ...

What Will It Take To Reduce Infections In The Hospital?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Preventing infection is a team sport. Cooperation -- among doctors, nurses, microbiologists, public health officials and patients -- will be required to control the spread of Zika. Such teamwork is required to prevent more mundane infections as well.

Photos Of Seniors With Old Cats Will Make You Feel Warm And Fuzzy

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty

Older pets are often overlooked for adoption, with many families wanting younger pets that they can expect to spend years with. But there is one group...

This Is How To Feel Better Than You Ever Imagined As You Get Older

Ken Solin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Some aging boomers just let it all hang out physically. Unfortunately, many will suffer the consequences of their inaction. I have a close friend who has surrendered his body to nature and while I worry about losing him prematurely, I know there's nothing I can do about his behavior.

Seniors: Don't Take Away My Car Keys Yet!

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Getting seniors to give up the keys to their car is no small task and, frankly, I am quite sympathetic to the seniors. After a lifetime of independenc...

A Gift From Jack

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

This morning, I was sitting in the courtyard next to our home working on my computer. The weather was terrific, clear and breezy. I was focused on a d...

Those On The Front Lines Of The Aging Mega-Trend

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Welcome to 21st century America -- where we have longer lives than ever before, and more hopes for healthy aging. We are, happily, the beneficiaries of breakthroughs that have given us life spans that not long ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. But we also face serious challenges.

How Medicare Handles Second Medical Opinions

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some ot...

Motion Picture Academy's Elders and Flacks Feel the Tug of the Rug at their Feet

Dick Guttman | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

Senior members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and members of its Public Relations Branch have reason to be concerned that the Acad...

Baby Steps

Ishan Patel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Ishan Patel

Going to college is a huge step in life and applying is far from relaxing. It can be overwhelming and the thought of it will probably consume you at some point, but remember, nothing is more important than your health. So sleep in, go to the beach, hangout with friends, play outside, just enjoy your youth, because it'll be over before you know it.

3 Steps To Building Wealth In Your 50s | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty

For many people, turning 50 signals a shift in the way they approach their finances. If you have kids, they're probably preparing to leave the nest and you may just be hitting your stride in terms of your earning power. With retirement looming, now's the time to amp up your efforts to save.

The 5 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Conde Nast Traveler

by The Editors of Condé Nast Traveler. Photo: Getty We dream of the day when we can put our out-of-office notification on forever and settle ...

Best Simple Smartphones for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.06.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading fro...

Why I'll Take My Wrinkles Over Plastic Surgery Any Day

Leslie Handler | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I don't think this is a bad thing. I believe that if you've always had a big nose and hated being taunted for it, there was nothing wrong with having it adjusted to make you feel better about yourself. If you have "Obama" ears, and they bother you, get them fixed, and if you have wrinkles, and you don't like looking old, get a face lift.

7 Guaranteed Things Every Retiree Should Do to Stay Healthy and Sharp

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Credit Aging is the dreaded yet inevitable voodoo man that everyone sees in their dreams. It is the nightmare that eventually comes true and while so...

The Very Best Travel Discounts For Those Over 50

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine The next time you travel, ask about a “senior discount.” You may discover there are fabulous pe...

Unhappy? Just Live By The F-Words

Sabine Reichel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

Life is sometimes tough in a big city that doesn't give a hoot about you when it comes down to it. And so here I was, a bit forlorn, a little depressed, without orientation.

'Airbnb For Seniors' Helps Link Travelers With Like-Minded Hosts

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty

What do you do with that spare bedroom or two once the kids have flown the coop? You could use it as storage for unwanted junk or for the treadmill yo...

America's Seniors Can Count on Hillary Clinton

Doris Matsui | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Doris Matsui

This May, we celebrate Older Americans Month by honoring our seniors. But our obligations to them and their caretakers must be enduring throughout the year. Hillary Clinton's record proves she will never roll the dice on our seniors' futures.

How Adult Daycare Saved My Family

Derrick Y. McDaniel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Derrick Y. McDaniel

Last week I received a letter from a young lady in North Carolina that I've never met, thanking me for advice that I didn't know I'd given her. The author, a teenage girl, felt she'd "lost" her mother to caring for her grandma who has dementia. I've retyped the letter below (with minor edits for clarity/brevity and intentionally omitted names for privacy).