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Seniors Lose Billions to Scams

The AARP published an article January 18, 2019 about a Senate report that seniors lose about $2.9 billion every year to scams. Seniors suffering from even mild memory loss are more likely to fall prey to these scammers. Police have Difficulty Tracking The police have difficulty in tracking down these cyber criminals, as many of…

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One in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink Alcohol

A study published July 31, 2019 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that one in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink. This binge drinking, including using cannabis puts them at risk for all kinds of health problems. The research was carried out by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for…

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Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Grandfamilies

About 2.6 million children across America are being raised by their grandparents and the numbers continue to climb, mainly due to the opoid crisis and other factors that cause disruption to families like divorce or the death of the parents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are they up to the Job? A study abstract “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:…

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Age-Related Prejudice (AGEISM)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 600 million seniors age 60 and over worldwide. By 2025 this number will double and by 2050 there will be two billion seniors all over the world. One of the major problems facing seniors is age-related prejudice (AGEISM) which the WHO defines as: “Ageism is…

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Here Comes Summer and Here Comes the Sun

No doubt about it. Here comes summer and here comes the sun. This is the time of year to think about protecting ourselves against overexposure to natural ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), summertime is not the only time to be concerned about UV radiation,…

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The Silver Tsunami of the Workforce

The “Silver Tsunami” of the Workforce Last year during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we wrote about the coming “Silver Tsunami” in our blog post from May 15, 2018. We wrote how the entrance of millions of baby boomers who would be retiring from the work force into the silver tsunami might result in millions…

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