Are Older Adults Using Lyft and Uber?

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Vintage Car | Transportation Solutions For Communities

Transportation Solutions For Communities When older adults are considering giving up the keys due to health or safety reasons, a number of questions come to mind. How will I get around? Can I get to the store or to the doctor? How will this affect my social life? While some adults may choose to move […]

Aging In Place? Or The Impossible Dream?

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Aging In Place While 90% of older adults want to age in place. What are they doing to make it a reality? Today I had the opportunity to attend a  meeting of the National Aging In Place Council (NAIPC). Members of the group are individuals who work in the aging field.  Such as home care agencies, […]

Emma González Crushes Ageist Stereotypes

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Emma González Crushes Ageist Stereotype When you work in the sector of aging, age discrimination is a frequent topic of discussion. As an aging expert, ageism appears in the workplace, healthcare, and in the media. Surprisingly it also happens when older adults talk about the next generation. These are the conversations I relish the most. […]

How to Avoid the Keys Talk and Never Ask For My Service

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How to avoid the keys talk

Avoid the Keys Talk What if you never had to ask your parents to give up the keys? In other words, imagine never having an uncomfortable conversation with an elderly family member? If this intrigues you consider these three tips so you never have to ask for my advice. Start the conversation about aging today. More importantly, […]

The Neighbor Next Door…Memory Loss In The Neighborhood

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The Neighbor First Line of Alzheimer's Disease Support

When Memory Loss Arrives Next Door With over  5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease, one of them might be your neighbor. Recently, while visiting with a friend she mentioned her neighbor was losing their memory. Now, she was doing her best to keep an eye out for them. It began when the neighbor forgot […]

Empathy The Key To Conversations with Senior Parents About Driving

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Empathy The Key To Conversations

This is Part 1 of a four-part series. Practice Empathy Judi Bonilla’s parents passed away before they reached a stage at which their driving would be unsafe, so it’s interesting that her personal crusade is to help seniors give up the keys when it’s time. But Judi, an American gerontologist, had an awakening when she […]

Find Love the Second Time Around?

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Finding Love the Second Time Around

Love the Second Time Around Finding love for the first time is daunting. However, finding love for the second, third, or fourth time is often more challenging. What if someone made it easier to help you navigate online dating? First, we listened to our students’ age 70 and older. Next, we combined our practical experience in […]

SoCal Fires Highlight Need For Evacuation Plan For Elders

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In today’s news, the fires in Southern California continue to burn and authorities confirm the first fire-related death. A 70-year-old woman fleeing the wildfire was killed in a car crash along an evacuation route. The death highlights the need for emergency preparedness for older adults. Notably, the Center for Disease Control reports older adults are more […]

Super Mario 64 A Brain Health Winner

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Super Mario 64 For Better Brain Health?

Video Games For Brain Health Today, the Universities of Montreal and Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal report video games are good for your brain. If you’re over age 55 games similar to Super Mario 64, may hold off cognitive decline and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.   Psychology professor Gregory West says, when the brain is not […]

Is American Awakening To Aging

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Is America Waking Up to Aging?

Good Morning America You Are Aging When you think about American “Youth Culture” usually comes to mind. However, our society is undergoing a significant change. Now the 75.4 million adults born after 1980 have surpassed the 74.9 million baby boomers. While boomers are getting older their grandchildren are watching them age. In fact, for some […]