Elder Aging & Life Long Learning

New learning activities can be very fulfilling. Years ago, my elderly mother joined an "investment club". Members included old acquaintances and some new faces. Every month the members got together to review stock investments, and look over...

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Strength Training Safety Tips for Seniors

It has been documented that strength training improves health. But for elderly who are not conditioned, there is a need to start slowly. A carefully constructed exercise program is needed to build-up some endurance and muscle strength. Before beginning a strength training regime, elders are advised to discuss with...

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Seniors, Strength Training, and Heart Health

There are benefits for our elderly parents in strength training! New evidence concludes that older adults who engage in strength training are reducing their risk for a heart attack or stroke. A recently published study followed thousands of people...

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Tips to Combat Elder Scams

The first step in fighting fraud is to raise awareness of scams — not only among older adults who might be targeted, but also among family members and professionals who work with seniors. (elder law attorneys, social services,...

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Elders Targeted on Frauds/Scams

Re-publishing an important reminder for families and adult caregivers. My mother was scammed both on the phone, and in person, and it resulted in thousands of dollars of mistakes.... Fraud targeting older adults has been called an epidemic...

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Plan to Regularly See Your Doctor

There are benefits to our aging seniors in receiving consistent medical advice and reviews. Sometimes, it is not easy to travel to a doctor's appointment. But, there are an increasing number of options to accommodate the elderly....

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Smart Technology for Senior Safety

Technology dominates the world we live in. And, it is increasing/changing all the time. For our elderly parents, an effort may be required to get "old dogs to learn new tricks". Some seniors may not be interested...or able, to...

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Diagnosis of Dementia ?

You have just returned from visiting your elderly parents...and your father has been diagnosed with dementia. How do you react? Are you tempted to brush aside or deny such information? Recently, research targeting older adults has...

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