If you think about it, aging is the sign of a successful life. After all, when you think about the alternative to aging, your perspective about getting older shifts. You should start seeking self-sufficiency for your retirement years well before the age of sixty-five. But, even if you have not
Anxiety frequently occurs in older Americans. Some reports estimate between 10 - 20% of seniors have generalized anxiety. This number could be even higher, as many often deny having psychological issues when asked by their doctors, focusing more on the physical symptoms anxiety can cause. In a recent article, Hany Abdelaal,
While you have the right to ask to be transported to the hospital of your choice, either out of preference or to stay in your insurance network of doctors, you might not be permitted to do so. When you dial 911 for emergency medical services (EMS) your transport may route
Gaining in popularity across the United States, are continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), sometimes referred to as life plan communities. The goal is to provide a long-term care option for older residents. These residents prefer to live in the same community, though in different phase locations, during their aging process.
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University found that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mice according to recent research. Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) and tangled fiber bundles (neurofibrillary or tau tangles) create brain
I want to leave my bank accounts to my children when I’m gone. Can’t I just make the children joint owners? That idea sounds better than it actually is. Yes, you would avoid court proceedings when you pass. But you’d put yourself at risk, at a time when you might need
From daily household tasks to medical care, there is a wide range of home health care services available. Before identifying a health care service for information, get a clear idea of what you are in the market for, be it recovery from surgery or long-term care for a chronic illness.
Record unemployment rates related to COVID-19 closing business have effected business owners and their workers, many of whom are 50 years and older. Though workers of all ages have felt the effects of unemployment or reduced working hours, older workers will fare worse upon re-entering the workforce. Research shows the
Every October, The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes upcoming changes to its social security program that take effect on January 1 of the next year. These changes can make a difference in how you plan for or live during your retirement years. It is good practice to create what is
As the baby boomer generation ages and the influx of international migration continues, the senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men and women, live well into their 80s, 90s, and beyond. An