January 19, 2021

Category: Senior

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults
Senior

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults

Because our older population is at a much higher risk for infection and negative outcomes due to COVID-19, it is extremely important that they are even more cautious than the rest of the public. Using masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing have become the new normal, but that only protects our seniors physically. What […]

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Sex, Money And Senior Citizens
Finance, Senior, Sex

Sex, Money And Senior Citizens

This week I heard a retired physician comment at a lecture, “In the media, older people’s sex is literally a joke.” That is unfortunate. Sex is a fundamental part of our human nature at any age. It is not a disease to be controlled or an aberrant behavior that must be managed. I am an economist, […]

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What’s Ahead for Baby Boomers in the 2020s?
Finance, Health, Senior

What’s Ahead for Baby Boomers in the 2020s?

Baby Boomer was the term given to the children born at the end of World War II and into the early 1960s, specifically from 1946 to 1964. With so many young men away during the war, when the war ended and the surviving service men and women returned home, they did what comes naturally and […]

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When Pulling the Plug is Too Soon…
Health, Senior

When Pulling the Plug is Too Soon…

Far too many families are faced with making the hardest decision of their lives. They have a loved one in the hospital and doctors tell them that there is no hope for recovery and if they do recover, they’ll be in a vegetative state for the rest of their lives. Families are told it’s time […]

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Hospitals Hindering Recovery of Many Seniors
Senior

Hospitals Hindering Recovery of Many Seniors

Falls are one of the more dreaded fears faced by many seniors. My mother-in-law fell at the age of 89, fracturing her hip. She ended up in the hospital for surgery to repair her hip. Although the surgery was successful, over the next couple of days, her heart just gave out and she passed away. […]

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WARNING to Seniors: Caller ID No Longer Reliable
Senior

WARNING to Seniors: Caller ID No Longer Reliable

Criminals continue to turn to extreme measures to steal from normal hard-working Americans. A few short decades ago, this criminal activity occurred on the streets, in person, in car and home break-ins. In some areas, these personal crimes still occur. I knew a woman who was accosted by three black American teenagers while she was […]

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US Drug Company Says It Can Slow Alzheimer’s Disease
Health, Senior, Wellness

US Drug Company Says It Can Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

For the past few years, I’ve written many posts about Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve shared the frightening statistics and how the disease progresses, slowly in some, faster in others. I’ve also shared numerous reports of studies that show promise in finally identifying what causes Alzheimer’s along with other reports that shared some of the research taking […]

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