Tag: aging

AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONALS: 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HIRING ONE

AGING LIFE CARE PROFESSIONALS: 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HIRING ONE The stress of caregiving often puts strains on families and relationships, not to mention the toll it takes on someone’s health. But here’s the thing, you’re not alone in this. An evolving role, the Aging Life Care Professional...

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Seeing is Believing When It Comes to Saving for Retirement

Stanford University scientists have found that younger people have trouble visualizing themselves as elderly, which can limit how much they invest in their retirement plans.åÊ When the researchers showed a group of young people computer-aged photos of themselves, they became more inclined to increase their retirement investment. You can experience...

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Your Old When You Can’t Peform Everyday Activities According to New Study

Caregivers view elderly consumers as ‰ÛÏold‰Û when they can no longer perform everyday consumption activities on their own regardless of their actual age, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.åÊ ‰ÛÏConsumption activities such as shopping, preparing meals, doing housework, going to the doctor, taking medications, and...

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Class Helps People Help Elders

From the LA Times… Valencia’s College of the Canyons in Ca. has designed a course to train students to help the elderly cope with chronic medical conditions and live more comfortably. The semester-long pilot program is the first of its kind in the country, administrators told the Times. During the...

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End of Life Discussions Struck from Legislation

Last year, new Medicare guidelines were proposed that would allow doctors to get reimbursed for holding voluntary end-of-life consultations with patients during annual medical checkups. It would have given specific directions to doctors on what they should tell patients, including discussion of palliative care, hospice and other services. In early...

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