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Caring for Elderly

What To Watch For With Your Aging Parents

Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber It’s a delicate balance between being overbearing and dangerously disconnected Last week we ran ...

6 Tips For Navigating The Caregiving Frontier

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Imagine a GPS that guides you easily along a road for hundreds of miles, then suddenly the voice command blurts out, 'Turn left...No turn right! Make a U-turn. Stop! Go!' You'd feel pretty frazzled, right? Well, that's what caregiving is often like.

With Power Restored, Seniors See Storm's Images For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty

With cable TV power finally restored, 86-year-old Gloria Connolly and her 200 neighbors, all holed up for four days in dark unheated Leisure Park reti...

Will Our Next Leader Be The 'Alzheimer's President?'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

While many voters are focused on the economy, national security, education or Social Security in this presidential election year, Alzheimer's research...

Debate Questions: Let the People Decide

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

We've spent a lot of time in politics lately focused on the 47 percent, and understandably so, but meanwhile 26 percent of our nation's population is set to reach old age in the coming decade.

Students Learn To Care For Elderly

Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.28.2011 | Fifty

At first it was easy enough to escort her mother to doctor's appointments, make sure her fridge was stocked and help her buy clothes. But as Nansea Cl...

WATCH: Rita Wilson Talks 'Parenting Our Parents' And Huff/Post50

Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

As you may have heard, The Huffington Post debuted Huff/Post 50, a new site for the Baby Boomer generation that launched on Monday. Rita Wilson, wr...

Long Term Care: The Solutions You Should Be Talking About Now

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

This month is Long Term Care Awareness Month. Taking a moment to think about your -- and your family's -- possible future long-term care needs is critical for us all.

Elderly Care: Children to Your Children: Baby Boomers Face Burdening Their Kids

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Middle class baby boomers face the prospect of becoming old, enfeebled and a financial and emotional burden on their patience-challenged children.

Nursing-Home Rating System Gets Mixed Reviews

washingtonpost.com | Elizabeth G. Olson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When 81-year-old Sally Darr needed nursing home care after injuring herself in a fall, her family turned to a new federal rating system for help. ...