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More baby boomers finding new jobs during golden years

There are many reasons that older adults are choosing to take up a new job during retirement. ...

March 25, 2011

Alan Wu

Medical alert system can help sandwich generation

When Barb Brzezicki lost her job after 14 years, she was already caring for her newborn son, Noah, and her infant daughter, Tola....

March 24, 2011

Alan Wu

New treatment could help cure age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a vision problem that affects around 9 million Americans who are 40 and over....

March 23, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Unsupported caregivers suffer “40 percent increase in mortality rate”

In Richmond County, North Carolina, a class has recently been formed that aims to help caregivers who are currently looking after older parents with Alzheimer's disease....

March 22, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

New program helps older adults keep their balance

One class that is trying to help seniors improve their balance and coordination is taking place in Ontario, New York. The key is testing how well older adults can support their own body weig...

March 18, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Family caregivers can help a stroke victim recover faster

When someone suffers a stroke, one of the side effects is often a loss of mobility in part of the body. ...

March 11, 2011

Alan Wu

PA baby boomers choose to age at home

Pennsylvania is becoming one of the front-runners in the ways that the nation will start to accommodate baby boomers....

March 10, 2011

Alan Wu

Class focuses on keeping joints flexible in old age

Arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition as one ages. It can also contribute to injuries such as falls....

March 9, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Doctor says a senior’s “biggest fear is falling”

Doctor William Sutton recently told NBC affiliate WECT that the biggest fear among seniors is falling. ...

March 9, 2011

Alan Wu

Senior alert system could benefit dementia patients

Seniors who often have dementia are prescribed drugs and medical services that can cost families a lot of money. ...

March 1, 2011

Alan Wu