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How Much Do You Know About Seniors and Nutrition?

March is National Nutrition Month! This is a great time to pay attention to the foods that we choose. While the basic guidelines for a healthy diet are pretty much the same for people of every age, older adults have special needs and concerns. Nutrition affects the all-around health of seniors, is a factor in […]

Subtle Brain Change May Cause Increased Gullibility

A 75-year-old retired professor still regularly delivered guest lectures at universities around the country. “Dad is still so sharp,” his adult children often said. And yet, his family learned that he had fallen victim to an investment scam that cost him thousands of dollars. It has long been known that seniors are at higher risk […]

Too Old to Exercise?

In October, researchers from the University of California Irvine showed that being in poor physical condition raises the risk of dementia in people over age 90. They found that seniors who have trouble walking, standing and balancing are more likely to develop dementia. The study authors speculated, however, that the risk might be reversible. Gerontologists […]

Tips for Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

Information from Kaiser Health News on the complicated topic of long-term care insurance. The question of whether to get long-term care (LTC) insurance bedevils consumers and their advisers. Unlike medical insurance, it is intended primarily to cover people who need assistance with so-called activities of daily living—for example, the care of a dementia patient or […]

Give Your Loved One’s Home a Safety Makeover

Are you making plans to get together with family this winter? Eldercare specialists know that this is the time of year when families often notice that their senior relatives are struggling to be safe and comfortable at home. Perhaps an older loved one can no longer handle home maintenance, or has suffered an injury from […]