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Taking Stock of a Loved One's Health Over the Holidays

Sean Kell | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

While this is a time for reconnecting and sharing special moments, it's also a time when issues related to aging and health come to the forefront as family members recognize a change in the wellness and safety of their loved ones.

Medicare Smash and Grab

Yvonna Russell | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Yvonna Russell

With the sweeping health care reforms of coverage for all Americans, millions of senior citizens should receive qualitative care, and that's the bottom line. My concerns are the financial abuses of Medicare by health care professionals.

Heat For Poor At Stake In Fiscal Cliff Fight

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Poor and elderly Americans who rely on aid from the federal government to heat their homes stand to get less help this year if Cong...

Falling Off the Alzheimer's Cliff: Moving My Mother Into Assisted Living

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Within days, we started to see the toll of uprooting an almost 92-year-old woman with moderate dementia from familiar routine into uncharted waters. She could barely stay afloat.

A Human Experience: Volunteering for the Elderly

Casey Miller | Posted 02.05.2013 | Teen
Casey Miller

Every time I visit and work at Aegis, I have a great time. I have so much respect for these men and women, these people who are so much more worldly and wise than me.

Reformed Hoarder: 'The Piles Just Grew'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Judi Manuel, a reformed hoarder, joined Nancy Redd on HuffPost Live Monday to discuss her past as a hoarder. "I felt like I had something if I had...

Resources for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My husband and I are both in our 60's and are interested in making some modest changes to our home to make it more practical and senior-friendly, but aren't sure what to do. What resources can you recommend to help us figure this out?

The Poor, the Elderly, the Disabled Stand to Lose the Most

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In reality, giving has got to come from the heart, not because you are saving some money in taxes. In actuality, though, movements by the government to guide how we live and spend our money are a major influence on how non-profits get funding.

Unknown, Unnoticed and Unreported: Recognizing Elderly Abuse

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

She felt scared and alone. She was ashamed and embarrassed for the actions of her son. Her health, which was stable weeks before, started to experience a systemic decline -- physically and mentally.

Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life Part 2: Sit Down, Take Action

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

You have introduced the idea of having a family conversation, or a series of conversations, about end-of-life wishes and goals. Mom and Dad are on board, the adult children want to know more, and everyone is ready to take the next steps to ensure wishes are followed. Now what?

One Ring

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Lawrence D. Elliott

The story of what happened the night the family returned home from the hospital after Grandpa Joe's death is quite amazing.

Hospice: Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life, Part 1

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

An end-of-life discussion is not a conversation likely to arise spontaneously on its own. Whether you are an aging parent or a concerned adult child, you must make the first move. Seize any opportunity to begin the conversation.

The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

99-Year-Old Woman Votes For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices

It's never too late to exercise your right to vote and after almost a century, 99-year-old Rosie Lewis is ready to cast her ballot. Lewis was only...

Seniors and Storms

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

President Obama was wise to call on community members to look out for their elderly neighbors.

Help for Seniors Who Worry About Memory Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My mother, who's 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer's. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do?

You Are Fed Old Wives' Tales

Stav Shaffir | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Stav Shaffir

Our generation does not understand that if current Israeli government policies continue, we will have neither a pension nor public services. Where is the money? Look for it in Netanyahu's tax breaks for big corporations.

Synergy for Senior Care: Improving Partnerships Between Medical Services and Community-Based Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Care coordination and transitions are critical to providing services that should be offered at the right time by the right provider and in the right place. For people whose lives are on the line, this pathway can and should be as smooth as possible.

What Can We Learn From Eleanor Roosevelt's Death?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Barron H. Lerner

Fifty years ago this November, when Eleanor Roosevelt's doctor told her that her very debilitating disease was tuberculosis, and potentially curable, he expected her to be thrilled. But she instead uttered "I want to die" three times.

Direct Deposit Options for Social Security Recipients

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

"I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now I'm told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options?"

Aging Candidates, Caring Voters

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Ai-jen Poo

While neither candidate will really need to worry about aging independently and with dignity, considering their means and stature, they should both be concerned with the fact that millions of Americans are not as lucky.

Eat This Later In Life And You May Lose Your Mind

Posted 10.17.2012 | Fifty

In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs a...

Harrisburg, Trenton and Beyond: "We Have a Problem"

Stuart Shapiro | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Stuart Shapiro

he U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, brings to mind Apollo 13 astronau...

The Harsh Reality Of Hoarding (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty

Hoarding is a psychological condition that affects 4 million Americans. This compulsive disorder has gained attention through reality shows like ‘Ho...

U.N. Urges Protection For The Elderly As World Grays

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

TOKYO (AP) — The fast aging of Japanese society is evident as soon as one lands at Tokyo's Narita airport and sees who is doing the cleaning. Young ...