After a lifetime of collecting things, many seniors decide to streamline their lifestyles and downsize their homes. Luggage sets, holiday dishes and decorations, piles of photo albums and even ga
Many seniors today are moving in with their adult children to save money; to allow the adult child to serve as caregiver; or to allow grandparents to help babysit grandchildren. The reasons vary,
Making the decision to move into a senior living community may prove difficult, as it is a major life change. People who choose to do so must give up living a more individual lifestyle, which man
Medicare is a United States government program to assist the elderly, disabled and those with specific medical conditions with medical insurance coverage. Original Medicare is a fee-for-service h
When it comes to strategic retirement, not all states are created equal. With the oldest baby boomers reaching retirement age and the oldest generations living longer, counties all across America
Learning is a lifelong gift that we are able to unwrap a little more every single day. The mind is like a muscle, and keeping it active can lead to increased longevity and happiness. To find oppo
Grandma and grandpa don't typically come to mind when we think of addiction. But prescription drug and alcohol abuse among people older than 50 is a rapidly growing epidemic in our country.
From business to cinema, from changing careers to becoming a leader in a field, countless people in middle age and older have proved that it is never too late to achieve greatness. Many of the to
Because Social Security rules can be so confusing to so many people, and because it can take some time to explain those rules, I usually spend an entire column trying to clarify just one topic. B
Call me old. Call me socially rigid. I'm not sure why, but I freaked out when I heard that banks and credit unions now allow account holders to deposit checks via smartphone and a simple snap. Ar
Q: My 87-year-old mother is not in good physical condition, and occasionally she becomes confused and "loses it." Her mind seems to be elsewhere for a few minutes, but she ret
It's one thing to lose your keys, your phone, a wallet filled with credit cards. It's wildly upsetting, but it's all stuff you can get back. But losing your mind? Losing your memory? Your thought
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