Changes to Medical Definition of High Blood Pressure

The data that characterizes the definition of high blood pressure is changing. Now, the upper limit has been lowered. Which means many, many more Americans and older adults will now be diagnosed with medically defined "high blood...

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Elderly Signals on Memory Loss?

According to research, as many as 10-20% of older adults above the age of 65 suffer from mild cognitive impairment. Another five million have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and deteriorating dementia. The process of aging will effect us all....

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Q & A on Social Security

-- Do I really have to pay federal taxes on Social Security benefits? Well, in this case, it depends on your income. For example, if your adjusted gross income plus non-taxable income plus half your Social Security benefit add...

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Behavioral Aging and Changes in Elderly Parents

Changes in our elderly parents, both physically and cognitively, can come quickly. Certainly, this may be a gradual process. And casual observers may be fooled into thinking very little has changed. Or, many seniors are able...

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Seniorities — big Rotary fund-raiser in April

Co-host, “Seniorities” As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss current events, and upcoming activities available through the Senior Center. Our...

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Tax Tidbits for Caregivers

It's tax time again...if you’re a caregiver for an aging parent or senior, the new tax law signed in December 2017 includes changes that can affect you as a taxpayer. See below questions and answers for tax rules affecting caregivers... 1....

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Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Keeping track of your health, and/or monitoring your elderly parents, is important for all of us. How many elders do you know who ignored "signs" until pushed to a medical intervention? As a follow-up to last week, there are...

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Risks Associated with Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer, more commonly called colon cancer, is cancer that begins in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anus). Of the types of cancer that affect both men and women, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths...

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Retirement and Senior Health

Re-posting a timely article on aging, senior health, retirement, and social security. Complex issues, certainly. And research is now showing that while we may be living longer, we may not be healthier...which continues to burden household finances...

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Changes Due to Aging Come Quickly

Changes in behavior and personality can happen quickly for the elderly. Certainly, change may happen slowly and subtly. And, many times behavioral change is not noteworthy, or rather it is brushed off and excused. We all...

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