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Your confined-to-home (or assisted living or nursing home) parent, just wants to have fun! You are focused on their safety, finances, medical treatment, medications, privacy, nutrition and therapy. more

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Caregivers are often the first line of defense in protecting the elderly and infirm – especially when it comes to making sure medications are obtained and taken properly. more

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More than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more than half will undergo at least one surgical procedure as senior citizens. more

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A national survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, more

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A day trip to your local art or historical museum can be a great outing for older adults. Not only is it mentally and physically stimulating, the seniors you are with may have ties to the people, places, or events on exhibit. more

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Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets too cold — during cold weather. more

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We would never expect to hear that our parents and even our grandparents might be abusing drugs. But according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the fastest growing population of prescription drug abusers is the elderly. more

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Grandma may have thought nothing of it then, but today, the risks of eating raw eggs are well known. For seniors, these stakes are even higher. more

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“Work minutes a day at home and earn enough to pay all of your bills.” “Work part-time in your own home and make $500 to $1,000 your first month! It couldn’t be any easier!” more

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The over 65 population in America purchases and consumes more medications than any other age group. more

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In light of increased scrutiny and legislation concerning older drivers, caregivers and aging patients are both starting to wonder when to continue driving, more

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If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you should be concerned about your loved one’s driving skills. It might be time to ask whether it’s time they retire the keys. more

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For aging adults going from inactivity to activity, flexibility training may offer a good start towards a healthy lifestyle. more

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