No Privacy for the Private Citizen

In this age of all-encompassing technology, if you’re feeling paranoid, you’re probably not going crazy. An article in Next Avenue (originally on Grandparents.com) details some of the ways you’re being watched. License plate readers. Many police cars and objects like road signs and bridge are outfitted with automatic license plate readers designed to track the … Continue reading No Privacy for the Private Citizen

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Is It Worth Anything? Check the Web

Whether older adults are downsizing or just want to get start purging the belongings they have accumulated over a lifetime, many find themselves in a quandary: what to sell, what to give away and what to throw away. One factor in the decision is whether the goods have any value. Are those delicate china teacups … Continue reading Is It Worth Anything? Check the Web

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Go Back to School — On Your Computer!

Many experts advise keeping your mind active if you want to live a healthy life. One way to exercise your brain is to learn new things. Fortunately, with the Internet, there’s no shortage of educational courses, many of them at no cost. There’s a new term for online learning: MOOC, or massive open online course, … Continue reading Go Back to School — On Your Computer!

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Cognitive Impairment and Normative Aging

Most people believe that memory decline is a normal part of aging, but this is a myth. Memory tends to slow with age like other functions, but decline in the ability to remember things is not a normal part of the aging process. It’s important to understand and recognize the difference. One of the most … Continue reading Cognitive Impairment and Normative Aging

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

As almost every older adult knows, it’s hard to keep the weight off. As we age, we lose lean body mass, which lowers our metabolism; so we need to eat less while being careful to maintain enough nutrients to stay healthy. For older folks, thicker waistlines result from eating as little as 50 more calories … Continue reading Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

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