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Category Archives: Aging Parents

October 15–December 7 Is Medicare Open Enrollment

The National Council on Aging offers a checklist of five steps to help people with Medicare evaluate their coverage It’s that time of year again. Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Across the country, individuals with Medicare already have been bombarded with paperwork, sales pitches, and reminders, leaving many wondering where… Continue Reading

Here’s a Study Just in Time for Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month—a great time to make lifestyle changes that raise our chances of remaining independent and well for as long as possible. By now, you probably know that certain lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, can lengthen our lives. But gerontologists remind us that the quality of those extra years is… Continue Reading

More Seniors Than Ever, Says New Census Report

In June 2017, the United States Census Bureau released a population estimate showing that we have more seniors than at any other time in history. Census expert Peter Borsella explains that the aging of the baby boomers, who started turning 65 in 2011, is what’s behind this trend. Said demographer Lauren Medina, “Our country’s demographic… Continue Reading

When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Should They Give Up the Car Keys?

Dad has been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. He insists that it’s still perfectly safe for him to drive—but is it? This conversation has led to some tense moments as the family discuss the best way to care for Dad as the disease progresses. Some of the common changes of aging can make driving unsafe.… Continue Reading