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Minnesota group provides support to caregivers

For years, the Nobles County RSVP group of Minnesota has assigned senior volunteers to different community service projects, but a new grant has allowed the organization to expand its servic...

December 7, 2010

Jasmine Phu

A straight back, medical alert system can help keep seniors safe

It's never too late to stand up a little straighter and former sports star Martina Navratilova recently shared with AARP.com just how important proper posture can be during the golden years....

December 7, 2010

Bryan Aldrige

Medical alert system can help Alzheimer’s patients with medications

Families will often suspect that a loved one has Alzheimer's disease before the actual diagnosis, due to signs of memory loss or changes in behavior, but the process of obtaining the diagnos...

December 2, 2010

david_meistrell

Safe ways to conduct home repairs during the golden years

Many baby boomers and seniors plan to live at home during their golden years, but few consider what a hassle maintenance tasks can become, particularly if they are the only ones left to do t...

November 30, 2010

Jasmine Phu

Medical alert can help boomers who are aging at home

The economy has prevented many boomers from moving out of their old homes into residences that are more affordable and easier to maintain, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. ...

November 29, 2010

david_meistrell

Jane Fonda’s new workout for baby boomers

While Jane Fonda may be best known for her intense workouts, the 72-year-old fitness instructor has released her first work-out tape in 15 years and these new exercises target baby boomers w...

November 29, 2010

Alan Wu

Medical alert system can help balance care between parents and children

Many baby boomers who are trying to raise children have also experienced a role reversal when it comes to their own parents. Millions across the country are part of the so-called sandwich ge...

November 24, 2010

david_meistrell

Vitamin D, medical alert system can help with Alzheimer’s

A new study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience has revealed that vitamin D may be a source of protection against Alzheimer's....

November 22, 2010

Alan Wu

Medical alert system can help caregiving spouses

In 2002, Ralph Conte and his wife, Norma, moved to a new home and he noticed that she couldn't seem to remember where the knives and the forks were, even after three months, according to The...

November 15, 2010

Alan Wu

Baby boomer shares predictions for future

On January 1, 2011, baby boomers will begin to turn 65 at a rate of one every eight seconds. This trend will continue for the next 19 years and the United States may have to change to accomm...

November 12, 2010

Bryan Aldrige