How adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions?

How adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions?

When making financial decisions, older adults think of other people’s financial outcomes as they think of their own and make choices they would have made for themselves, according to a new study. In the study, researchers compared how adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions both for...

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A high proportion of older people with hearing aids still report having trouble hearing

A high proportion of older people with hearing aids still report having trouble hearing

A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Two-thirds of U.S. adults over the age of 70 experience hearing loss,...

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Temperature is a known factor in aging, but a cold shower every day will extend your lifespan?

Temperature is a known factor in aging, but a cold shower every day will extend your lifespan?

Temperature is a known factor in aging and many animal species live longer at lower temperature than they do at higher temperatures. As a result, “there are people out there who believe, strongly, that if you take a cold shower every day it will extend your lifespan,” says Kristin Gribble,...

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Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Waterloo found patients who had not been able to maintain or learn skills such...

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Raising dementia awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month

Raising dementia awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month

The World Alzheimer’s Month is beginning in September, an awareness-raising campaign run by Alzheimer’s Disease International. Worldwide there are over 46 million people who live with dementia, primarily caused by Alzheimer’s disease. This is an illness that is misunderstood and stigmatised in many places, and as a result can go...

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3 crucial signs your father needs visiting care

3 crucial signs your father needs visiting care

It is not always easy to tell when your father starts to deteriorate in his health. Often the changes are so subtle and occur over time that it is difficult to notice them immediately. You may also not be looking out for the signs very closely. But it is important...

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An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Senior Life Insurance

An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Senior Life Insurance

According to the 2017 Insurance Barometer Study conducted by LIMRA and Life Happens, 83 percent of Americans said that they would think more intently about getting life insurance if it was less difficult to understand. The study also found that seniors in particular had the most difficulty understanding this type...

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Taking care of your family as you get older

Taking care of your family as you get older

Your roles and responsibilities change as you grow older, as do your family circumstances. Planning on taking care of your family takes on a different purpose as you age: instead of being concerned with feeding a family and paying school fees, you need to think about supporting your children in...

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Home Care vs. Assisted-Living: Making the Best Decision for Your Loved One

Home Care vs. Assisted-Living: Making the Best Decision for Your Loved One

Baby Boomers make up 28 percent of the American population, and with their coming of age, the population of elderly individuals is expected to dramatically increase in the next twenty years. According to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the ratio of Baby Boomers to family caregivers will...

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The Four Most Important Considerations when Hiring a Live in Caregiver

The Four Most Important Considerations when Hiring a Live in Caregiver

Live in caregivers are certainly a big help to those who are no longer able to take care of themselves, and these caregivers are a big help to that person’s family as well. But since choosing a caregiver – especially a live in one who has to be with your...

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