Financial exploitation of the elderly is on the rise according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and the numbers are expected to continue to grow as Baby Boomers age. This exploitation, which includes telemarketing scams, fake home repairs, fake check scams, identity theft and more, costs approximately...
Archives: May 2013
What Causes Age Stereotypes – Three Things (VIDEO)
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What Causes Age Stereotypes – Three Things
Forever Young on TV Land Does a Good Job at Debunking Myths and Promoting Cross-Generation Learning Princeton University psychology professor Susan Fiske and graduate student Michael North conducted research on the challenge society faces to adjust to a graying population and the intergenerational tensions that can arise. While most are...
40+ Are Not Prepared and Misunderstand Long-Term Care Options
åÊ The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research recently released ÛÏLong-Term Care: Perceptions, Experiences andAttitudes among Americans 40 and Older.Û They conducted a national survey of Americans 40 or older to understand the experiences and attitudes of this population as they begin to plan for their own care and...
AARP Says Trade Your Eye Doctor for an E-Book (VIDEO)
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AARP Says Trade Your Eye Doctor for an E-Book
According to AARP, citing a Robert Wood Johnson study, for people with eye diseases like macular degeneration, digital tablets increased reading speed by as much as 42 words per minute, compared with that of print books or newspapers.The illuminated screens of the tablet offer sharper resolution than printed materials and...
Spinal Posture Indicator for Nursing Home Admission So Sit Up Straight! (VIDEO)
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Medicare’s "BLUE BUTTON" Can Help You Track Care (VIDEO)
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Spinal Posture Indicator for Nursing Home Admission So Sit Up Straight!
The shape of an individualÛªs spinal column may predict his or her risk for nursing home admission or need of home assistance in old age, according to a new article published online in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. A team of researchers based in...
Medicare’s "BLUE BUTTON" Can Help You Track Care
Medicare’s Blue Button provides you an easy way to download your personal health information to a file. You can download the file of your personal data and save the file on your own personal computer. After you have saved it, you can import that same file into other computer-based personal...