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I’m a Long-Distance Caregiver! Now What?

Posted on October 10, 2019 - “I would be glad to drive Mom to church on Sundays if only I lived nearby.” “If Dad hadn’t retired to Florida, I could still help him fix things around his house.” “The folks are all the way across the country, and they seem lonely. I wish I could drop by a few times a week.” We’re heading for holiday visit season, a time when family members who live at a distance often realize that the oldest family members need help to stay safe and well at home. It can be heartbreaking when an older parent or other beloved relative needs help, and we are not nearby to support their needs.

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‘Report card’ on diet trends: low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day’s calories

Posted on October 8, 2019 - We’re eating too many refined starches and too much saturated fat, says a new study from respected Tufts University nutritionists. There’s been some overall improvement in the American diet—but seniors aren’t keeping up.

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Studies Confirm Sensory Loss Raises Risk of Dementia

Posted on October 3, 2019 - Vision problems, hearing loss, and a diminished sense of touch, taste and smell all become more common as we grow older. And so do Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Is there a connection? Scientists have long suspected that there is, and recent studies are helping to explain it.

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How to Buy Fish That’s Healthy for You-and the Environment

Posted on October 1, 2019 - Your doctor tells you to eat more fish to protect your heart, brain and eyes, but how do you select fish that’s the healthiest and also good for the environment? UC Berkeley School of Public Health experts share some guidelines.

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Warn Seniors About Social Security Scams

Posted on September 26, 2019 - Social Security is the major source of post-retirement income for most older adults, so if a senior receives a call from the Social Security Administration (SSA), they are likely to pick up the phone and listen! But the SSA is warning seniors that these days, con artists have been impersonating SSA officials to steal the money of older adults.

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