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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

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