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Did You Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar?

— Our New Year’s resolutions often include weight loss and healthy eating—and reducing our sugar intake can help us meet both of those worthy goals. USDA guidelines recommend that we take in less than 10% of our daily calories from sugar. For older adults, consuming too much sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension,... Read More

Study Examines Older Adult Loneliness During the Pandemic

— It looks as if there is good news on the horizon as research teams forge full speed ahead to develop and distribute a vaccine to control the spread of the coronavirus. But it will be some time before the pandemic is over, and meanwhile, experts are focusing on the situation among older adults. Seniors are... Read More

Making the Retirement Decision

— September 20 – 26, 2020 is National Employ Older Workers Week. Each year, this recognition event calls attention to the value of seniors in the workplace. Though older workers still may face age discrimination on the job or when seeking employment, today more employers are realizing how valuable these seasoned employees are, bringing their experience... Read More

Navigating Parent/Grandparent Conflicts

— Shortly after her son and daughter-in-law began telecommuting from home during the pandemic, Nina moved in from across the country to help care for her three young grandchildren. “You’re a lifesaver, Mom,” the couple says as Nina shepherds the kids through their online classes and keeps them occupied while the parents have telemeetings. But there... Read More

The Right Car for Senior Drivers

— As we grow older, we experience changes that can make it less safe to drive. Eye diseases, arthritis and memory problems can make it harder to steer, react and make good decisions behind the wheel. Even routine age-related changes in vision, reflexes and flexibility might put us at greater risk of an accident. As seniors... Read More

Protect Seniors from Lonely Hearts Scams

— February is the month when romance is in the air—so it’s also a good time to raise awareness of a common scam that takes advantage of the natural human need for love and connection. Also called “romance scams” or “dating scams,” so-called “lonely hearts scams” are centuries old. In this scam, con artists begin a... Read More

“Should I Give Up Driving … Or Get a New Car?”

— December 2–6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week The inability to drive is one of the greatest challenges to senior independence. In some cases, this is simply the best choice. If advanced vision loss, severe mobility challenges or dementia make an elder unsafe behind the wheel, it’s time to learn about alternative transportation methods... Read More

Experts Offer New Insights into Senior Driving Safety

— The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries through research and education. The foundation has conducted many studies on older drivers, with the two-fold mission of extending the driving years of older adults, while ensuring they are safe drivers during those years. The emphasis... Read More

Reducing the Fall Risk of a Loved One Who Has Dementia

— September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a time to call attention to the serious problem of falls among older adults. Each year one-third of all older adults will fall, and many of them are seriously, even fatally, injured. Anyone can fall and certain conditions that are common among older adults raise the risk. Those... Read More
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