Senior Topics

Older generations have not typically had high rates of substance abuse (drugs or alcohol) compared to their younger counterparts. However, this may change as members of the baby boom generation (the first wave turned 65 in 2011) enter their senior years. According to the National Institutes of...

There are a variety of elder care resources available to help seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible. This assistance comes from a variety of state and community-based service programs. Elder care resources vary state-by-state so the best place to find out what...

According to the National Institutes of Health, the incidence of cancer increases as we age. In fact, people over 65 account for 60% of all newly diagnosed malignancies and 70% of all cancer deaths. Mutations and other changes in DNA are at the root of cells becoming...

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30 percent of American adults use some type of complimentary health care approach. The NIH defines complimentary health care as a practice used together with conventional medicine. If a non-mainstream practice is used in place of conventional...

No one is ever too old to fall in love. And more Americans are remarrying or living together later in life than ever before. This is due, in large part, to increasing life expectancy. According to data from the Social Security Administration, if a man...

The majority of people plan to remain in their homes as they age. According to a 2012 survey conducted by AARP, about 90% of seniors noted they intended to stay in their current homes for the next several years. The ability to function in your home...

It is important to organize and declutter your home--whether you are planning to age in place or you are downsizing and moving to a retirement community or assisted living facility. Older adults accumulate a lifetime of possessions and eventually decisions will need to made about which items to keep, disperse to...

  Most adults over 65 know they should get a flu shot every year but according to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 30% of people in this age group took a pass on the vaccine in 2016. The flu...

Vacations can be fun, exciting, relaxing, and a true adventure.  Travel to foreign destinations also gives people the opportunity to experience new cultures and gain perspective on how people live in other parts of the world. Older adults, who are retired and now have the time, flexibility, and financial resources available,...

Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available and has improved the daily lives of millions of people. The primary reason to have the surgery is for severe osteoarthritis of the knee which causes pain, swelling, and keeps...