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Experts see shortage of geriatric care in the near future

With 78 million baby boomers approaching retirement age - and 10,000 turning 65 every day - healthcare professionals are worried that hospitals and other facilities may not have the resource...

April 6, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Interview with dementia expert Marc Wortmann

Around 1,500 health professionals from around the world will convene in Toronto, Canada, for the annual conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) this coming weekend....

April 5, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Exercise may make seniors more confident, less likely to fall

Experts suggest that a fear of falling in one's home may actually increase the chance that the incident will occur....

April 4, 2011

Alan Wu

4 financial planning tips for the sandwich generation

Being a member of the sandwich generation means that taking care of other loved ones is anything but cheap....

April 1, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Caregiver points to yoga as stress relief for sandwich generation

Lisa Moore knows exactly what it's like to be part of the sandwich generation - in addition to caring for her 88-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer's, she is raising her 17-year-old daughter...

March 31, 2011

david_meistrell

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