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Caregivers Guide To Auto Insurance

If you’re helping out a relative or friend who can’t drive, your to-do list probably looks endless. But here’s one more thing you might not have thought to include: Ask about car insurance coverage. Auto insurance is fairly straightforward in … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Prevents Fractures

A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones. A dose that high was found … Continue reading

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Ways Seniors Can Save Money

Saving money is not only necessary, it’s almost patriotic. Here are 20 ways you can do your bit for the savings cause. They work for me. I hope they work for you. Check off the ones that apply to you … Continue reading

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Retirement Nest Egg

Financial retirement was very different for our parents. They worked for the same company for most of their careers. When they retired, they started receiving monthly checks from their company pensions. Nowadays, financing retirement is much more complicated. But it … Continue reading

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Vitamin D is Beneficial

Researchers from Wake Forest University (WFU) in North Carolina recently completed a study on the physical health of seniors in relation to their vitamin D levels. The study revealed that seniors with the highest vitamin D levels had far better … Continue reading

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Caregiver Hints

Help! Why is it so hard to ask for help? What’s a good response to the statement, “Call me if you need me?” Despite the fact that family caregivers are drowning in responsibility or are really confused about what the next step ought to be, … Continue reading

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Upright Not Uptight

Falls are a leading cause of injury, particularly among the elderly, but they are usually preventable. Here are some suggestions from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the National Athletic Trainers Association to avoid injuries from falls. Keep muscles … Continue reading

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Elderly Easily Scammed

Why does it seem the elderly are easily scammed?  According to researchers at the University of Iowa,  it seems, is because a specific area of the brain has deteriorated or is damaged.  By examining patients with various forms of brain damage, … Continue reading

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Lower Risk Of Falls With Cataract Surgery

Patients 65 years and older who underwent cataract surgery had  lower odds of hip fracture one year after the procedure, when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery, according to a study in the August issue … Continue reading

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Cataract Awareness Month

Nearly half of all senior citizens in the U.S. have developed or will develop cataracts by the age of 80. This represents an astounding number of people across the nation have a vision impairment that they might not even be … Continue reading

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