Half of Older Americans Slowed by Bothersome Pain

Pain reduces the quality of a person’s life by preventing him or her from performing the activities of daily living. Pain is the reason many people slow down as they age. Even simple tasks, like getting dressed or cooking a meal, can be unbearable. Now a new study shows about half of older Americans struggle … Continue reading Half of Older Americans Slowed by Bothersome Pain

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Grandfamilies Find New Challenges, Satisfaction

When her son and daughter-in-law had to give up their two-year-old to foster care because they weren’t able to care for her, Rhonda flew from Baltimore to Tucson to retrieve her granddaughter. “I didn’t hesitate one bit. I had to chuckle to myself that I had just sent my youngest off to college and was … Continue reading Grandfamilies Find New Challenges, Satisfaction

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Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors

In the 1920s, the respiratory disease diphtheria was one of parents’ biggest fears for their children. In the United States, an estimated 100,000-200,000 cases of diphtheria per year caused 13,000-15,000 deaths, mainly children, in that decade (Wikipedia). Today, diphtheria vaccines have largely eradicated the disease from the United States. In fact, if diphtheria is remembered … Continue reading Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors

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Five Home Dangers Senior Care Providers Should Know

Senior care providers always work hard to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the elderly. Despite even the best efforts, dangers still lurk in many homes and assisted living facilities. Here are five dangers you should look for in your home or in the homes of the people you care for … Poor lighting. Poor … Continue reading Five Home Dangers Senior Care Providers Should Know

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Financial Advisors: Who Can You Trust?

A recent Investor Trust Study showed that only 52 percent of investors trust the financial services industry. Who can blame them? With all the scandals and media attention on those who manipulate the financial system and the financial setbacks experienced by many investors, a loss of trust seems like a natural response. Complicating matters is … Continue reading Financial Advisors: Who Can You Trust?

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