Check-in Services to Keep Seniors Who Are Aging in Place Safe

Many of us have loved ones who are aging in place, who may have mobility issues and who are at risk for falls. We may not live nearby, and we may find ourselves staying up at night worrying about what would happen if our loved one … [Read more...]

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Does an Adult Child Have a Legal and/or Moral Duty to Become a Parent’s Caregiver?

Jane had a good childhood growing up in Virginia. However, she kept both an emotional and geographic distance from her mother for most of her adult life. The rift began after her parents' divorce, which Jane blamed on her mother. … [Read more...]

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Getting Remarried? What to Discuss and Plan Before Walking Down the Aisle

Q. I have been a widower for six years and recently found love again. I asked her to marry me and she accepted. This is new to me, as I had been with my late wife for forty years and then on my own again until recently. What are … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Are a Prenuptial Agreement and a Postnuptial Agreement Essentially the Same Thing?

Dear Kiwi and Mango,My brother is getting re-married and is on the fence about a prenuptial agreement. My husband and I actually have a postnuptial agreement. Aren’t they essentially the same thing? Which is preferable? Can … [Read more...]

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It’s September 26: Twenty-Six Things That Get Better as You Get Older

Many of us are over 40 and are therefore considered “middle-aged.” It is widely believed that aging is inevitably a process of cognitive and physical decline, but that’s not entirely true. In fact, not everything about getting … [Read more...]

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How Longevity Science Is Slowing Diseases of Aging 

Former President Jimmy Carter has lived longer than 46 other presidents in more than 230 years. At 98 years old, Carter, the 39th president, has outlived George H. W. Bush by just under four years– something that seemed unlikely … [Read more...]

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20 Tips for Dealing with Stubborn, Aging Parents

Q. Both of my parents suffer from chronic health problems. Their home has a lot of steps and is 800 miles away from us. For years, I have begged them to move near me to a housing community with caring support. Instead, they stayed … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: How to Deal with Common Scenarios with Aging Parents

Dear Angel,My parents are getting older and have become more difficult to deal with. It’s even hard to have a conversation with them sometimes, because they are stubborn and unwilling to listen to what I have to say. What are … [Read more...]

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Can an Ingredient in Energy Drinks Increase Your Longevity? 

Maureen, 64, is part of a “walking book club.” They meet every morning at 7 a.m. and exercise their bodies and brains as they discuss the book of the week, while logging steps in the neighborhood. Maureen has never been much of a … [Read more...]

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The ‘Benjamin Button’ Effect: If Scientists Can Reverse Aging in Mice, Can They Do the Same for Humans?

Fourteen years ago, the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was released. In the movie, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) begins life as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years later, he … [Read more...]

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