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Essential Hacks for Senior Citizens Who Love to Travel

Growing older doesn’t have to slow you down. In this day and age, your senior years can prove to hold some of the most exciting and eye-opening experiences of your life. Age is just a number, especially

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HOLIDAY HOPE: TIPS FOR SENIORS SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY

The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means seasonal sales are kicking into full gear. Whether purchasing Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for your grandkids or picking up a little something special for

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Effective Communication in Late Stage Dementia

This article was originally posted on Home Care Assistance Early in the journey with dementia, we learn to drop expectations. We learn to borrow from improv comedy the concept of ‘yes, and…’ and

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Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education This article was originally shared on Consumer Information FTC If you get a call that looks like it’s

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Is That a Letter from Medicare?

The Illinois SMP at AgeOptions has received several reports from beneficiaries receiving letters that they believe are from Medicare. These letters say that it is important that you call soon to talk to

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Late-Blooming Artists: Musician, Painter, Writer

My curiosity about aging and artistic interests started as academic. Soon, I had a personal interest developing my own artistic self. I wondered what life would look like without my profession. Working

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Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

This article was originally shared on Harvard Health Publishing. The shift from this condition to dementia is not necessarily inevitable. Will I get dementia? That common question takes on urgency if you

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How Do I Know if Mom Has Alzheimer’s?

This article was originally posted on Easy Living. I’ve noticed Mom is increasingly forgetful. Is this just normal aging? How do I know if Mom has Alzheimer’s? And, what’s the difference between

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Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

If you’re in the hospital or a doctor’s office with a painful problem, you’ll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating

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When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

Millions of older people have trouble walking a quarter of a mile, which puts them at high risk of losing their mobility, being hospitalized or dying. But it’s hard to get people who are already

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