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Maine residents are oldest in nation

The most recent U.S. Census statistics have shown that, once again, Maine is the grayest state in the nation and steadily getting older. The median age of residents is now 42.7, up from 38.6...

May 27, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

5 ways to reduce caregiver stress

Caregivers who feel like they've reached the end of their rope shouldn't feel alone. ...

May 26, 2011

Jasmine Phu

More than half of prescriptions aren’t taken the right way

The National Council for Patient Information and Education estimates that more than 125,000 patients die each year because they don't take their medication correctly....

May 25, 2011

david_meistrell

Don’t get stretched thin as a caregiver

A new study released by the University of British Columbia, Concordia University and AMI-Quebec recently displayed the dangers of getting spread too thin if caregivers attempt to pursue too ...

May 24, 2011

david_meistrell

Japanese Americans are oldest ethnic group in U.S.

Of the 1.3 million Japanese Americans who are currently living in the country, a whopping 21.5 percent are 65 and older, making the demographic the oldest ethnic group in the United States....

May 23, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Talk to an employer about caregiving support

One of the biggest symptoms of caregiver burnout is a deep feeling of isolation, and the sense that one has to tough it out alone. Individuals often give up careers, social lives and persona...

May 19, 2011

Alan Wu

4 ways for older adults to strengthen their grip

Hand strength is a fundamental part of everyday living, and especially important for seniors who want to remain independent because it is a key to everything from grocery shopping to maintai...

May 17, 2011

Alan Wu

Gene may cause damage 50 years before Alzheimer’s disease

New research recently showed that some of the damage incurred by Alzheimer's disease may be inflicted around 50 years before the noticeable effects of the disease emerge....

May 16, 2011

david_meistrell

Median age of Connecticut reaches 40

As Census data is released, the latest statistics are showing some startling trends in many states, including Connecticut. ...

May 12, 2011

david_meistrell

Illinois fall safety class highlights importance of senior safety

In New Lenox, lllinois, older adults will be able to attend a Senior Health and Safety Program on May 18, and all are welcome....

May 6, 2011

Bryan Aldrige