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Forgetting May Just Be Aging

Even though forgetfulness can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, It is important to remember that certain types of memory loss are normal as we age.

07/25/2013

Volunteer

Communities Need Volunteers

With Philadelphia having the highest poverty of the ten largest cities in the nation, volunteers are needed – and doing so can make a difference for both the giver and the receiver.

07/23/2013

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Study: Stereotypes Influence Behavior

A study out of USC suggests if a person hears about a stereotype that impacts them often enough, it might change their behavior.

07/08/2013

Flu

CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.

06/27/2013

Age Discrimination In Employment

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects employees over the age of 40 from discrimination on the basis of their age. But employers can be found to have discriminated even if they never called someone “too old.”

06/04/2013

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3 On Your Side: Seniors Continue To Be Targeted In Grandparent Scams

It’s one of the more popular scams out there: So-called “grandparent scams” that target the elderly. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it appears there’s no end in sight.

05/29/2013

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Mixing Medications May Be Problematic

As a consumer, as someone who takes medicine, you need to play detective. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms after taking medications it is worth checking into.

05/23/2013

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Older Adults As Volunteers

May is Older Americans Month and the US Census tells us many good things about people over 65. For starters, they’re not too old to contribute.

05/21/2013

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Computer Game Good For The Aging Brain

As we get older, brain function declines. But a recently funded government study found that playing a computer game can slow and even reverse those declines.

05/20/2013

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Treating Dementia Is Most Costly

When it comes to health care, you might think that heart disease or cancer cost the most. In actuality, the most expensive condition to treat is dementia.

04/11/2013

CPR

Do Not Resuscitate

A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is a type of legal form that indicates that a patient should not be offered CPR or other life sustaining measures. When does it apply?

04/04/2013

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Considering Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care policies are far from standard, and they differ in significant ways. Here are some critical considerations.

03/19/2013

Elderly Man With Cane

Test For Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects more than a quarter of adults over the age of fifty. The number grows to more than fifty percent in people over eighty years of age. Testing for hearing loss is easy and helpful.

02/19/2013

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A Healthy Lifestyle For The Elderly

There is a very interesting report from the University of Toronto which is stressing that “routine strength and balance training” should be made a priority for the elderly and their caregivers.

01/02/2013

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Guarding Against Osteoporosis

People who have osteoporosis are at dramatically increased risk for fractures which, in the elderly, can lead to longterm health issues. So, how can this be prevented?

11/29/2012

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