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Social Security tips for new retirees

With many members of the baby boomer generation retiring, there is a rising demand for Social Security. However, those who are looking to collect these benefits may not know how to get start...

January 3, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Pre-onset Alzheimer’s test could become a reality

Researchers in the United Kingdom believe that they may have found an early diagnosis test to check for Alzheimer's symptoms far sooner than ever before, according to the BBC....

December 27, 2010

Jasmine Phu

New AARP research reveals that older adults want to age at home

New November data from AARP has shown that, as in years past, the majority of older adults (45 and over) have expressed a desire to age at home....

December 20, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Health clubs and gyms adapting to the needs of boomers

Many baby boomers are physically active and plan to remain so during their golden years. Both health clubs and gyms have started to adapt to this trend by offering specialized services and o...

December 15, 2010

Alan Wu

College students can help seniors with everyday tasks

During her hours working as a clerk at Walgreens, University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Charlee Borg had the chance to start talking to senior citizens. ...

December 14, 2010

Alan Wu

Caregiver Relief Fund, medical alarm can help caregivers

When Leena's father fell five years ago, he suffered severe injuries that left him a quadriplegic. This placed a caregiving burden on her mother, who had to attend to him as the couple aged ...

December 14, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Falls in elderly can be caused by low sodium

A study that assessed more than 5,200 Dutch adults over the age of 55 has determined that there may be a link to low sodium levels and falls. Additionally, researchers discovered that insuff...

December 10, 2010

Lisa Wurth

Study: Smoking cigarettes can double risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A new study that evaluated approximately 21,000 baby boomers has found that smoking can be responsible for a number of serious mental conditions in older age, including Alzheimer's and other...

December 9, 2010

Alan Wu

Community in Illinois works to prevent falls

Arlington Heights in Illinois has been officially recognized as an International Safe Community by The National Safety Council. While residents are pleased with the designation, they also re...

December 9, 2010

Alan Wu

Boomers expected to create new fitness trends

As the iconic baby boomer generation retires, they are expected to bring with them an entirely new outlook to the golden years. One of these habits will be fitness, where they will swell the...

December 8, 2010

Alan Wu