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Elder Abuse You May Be Overlooking

The National Council on Aging reports that an estimated 1 out of every 10 Americans 60 years and over has experienced elder abuse. Elder abuse may be easy to miss, as it is often underreported, especially when the victim is also suffering from dementia or another mental impairment. Keep in mind that sometimes well-meaning caregivers inflict elder abuse upon their loved one without intending harm, as you will see below.…

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Decoding Vitamins and Supplements for Older Adults

Perusing the vitamins aisle at the store can seem like a confusing bowl of alphabet soup. How do you begin to make sense of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and so on? Each vitamin plays an important role in our body’s functions and fighting off potential health problems like constipation, heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In this article we’re focusing on five which are essential to older adults, and which are more difficult for our aging bodies to absorb properly.…

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8 Innovative Smartphone Apps for Seniors

According the Pew Research Center, 4 out of every 10 seniors now own a smartphone, more than double the amount who did so in 2013. As that number continues to grow, developers are creating more and more mobile applications – apps for short – that cater to the unique needs and interests of older adults. Beyond those you may already be familiar with, like Facebook and Skype, there are hundreds of innovative apps that make life easier, provide extra safety and security, and some that are just plain fun. We’ve curated a list of our favorite mobile apps below.…

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Medicaid Facts You Should Know

It’s difficult to know the real Medicaid facts: What does Medicaid cover? How is it different from Medicare? How do you qualify for Medicaid? While it would take more than a single blog post to cover all the Medicaid facts you need to know, let’s focus on a few key items that will help you begin to understand the process.…