How I designed a New “Birthday Suit”

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By Robin Lenart During a recent hospital stay, I was frozen with anxiety when I caught sight of my friendly nurse coming in my direction carrying a wash basin and towels. She heard it all before I’m sure…”Thanks, I’ll wait till I get home…I can do it myself…Ugh, I don’t need a bath anyway, really.” […]

8 Tips for Traveling With Your Aging Parent

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Since you were a kid, you and your mom have always talked about taking a trip to Italy together. The two of you imagined staring in awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and eating gelato every night. Fast-forward a few decades: The trip hasn’t happened yet, and Mom is now an aging senior. […]

How the Affordable Care Act Applies To Over-50s

Regardless of which party wins the 2012 elections, there are likely to be big changes in health care expenditures over the coming year that will have serious implications for Americans over 50. These changes will affect the administration of the existing Medicare program, as well as the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

How to Make an Elderly Person’s Home Safer

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Old age is just like childhood! Once when we were babies, we were helpless and vulnerable. We needed constant vigil, care and protection from pitfalls, wounds and injuries. As we grow older, our parents age and they develop various problems like Alzheimer’s disease (dementia), arthritis, blood pressure and diabetes. Today, it’s our turn to love, […]

In Home Dental Care for Aging Parents

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Many people dislike visiting the dentist, but dentists are regarded as a necessary evil. Leaving dental problems untreated can lead to more pain, irritation, and disruption. If you’re looking for dental care for your aging parents, you may have run into the frustration of trying to find dental services that are accessible. In home dental […]

Healthy Snacks for Seniors

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It can be hard to stay healthy as a young adult, let alone as a senior. Staying healthy has different components to it, like what we eat and how we exercise, but we’re going to focus on healthy snacks. The question is should a seniors snacking be any different than the snacking of someone from […]

Benefits Of Home Security Systems For Your Elderly Parents

Today, many people have elderly parents who are still in good health and choose to live independently, as long as possible. Of course, this independence is an important part of their ability to feel in control of their lives and enjoy a home environment that is comfortable and enjoyable. However, living alone can also mean […]