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When President George H. W.  Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990, the nation's 41st president was a healthy and able-bodied 66 years old. At that time, he didn't know he would personally benefit years later from this landmark...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, actually covers a range of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non reversible asthma, and bronchiectasis (abnormal scarring of the lungs which can lead to airflow obstruction). COPD makes breathing very difficult for people who have the disease. According...

Being a caregiver already comes with a significant amount of stress on a daily basis. Add holidays to the mix and a caregiver's stress level can go through the roof. However, if you are a caregiver, there are some effective ways you can reduce tension during...

Instead of feeling joyful, the holidays can trigger bouts of sadness, loneliness, and depression in many adults-- especially in seniors. It is usually not the holiday itself that causes sadness for aging adults. Rather, it is often a range of factors surrounding the events between...

For most adults, prescription and non-prescription medications provide safe and effective treatment and relief for a variety of medical conditions. However, for people over 65 some medications can cause serious reactions. For example, your elderly dad pulls a muscle working in the garden and takes...

Last year the flu season was one of the deadliest in decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports influenza killed 80,000 people. Millions more became sick from the respiratory virus and almost one million people were hospitalized. It's a fact that older...

If you are a homeowner who is 62 years or older, you may qualify for a reverse mortgage. This enables you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash. Older adults open reverse mortgages for a number of reasons. Some people use...

According to a May 2018 report from the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pedestrian deaths have jumped 46% since 2009 with approximately 6000 fatalities in 2016. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have not only become more fatal but occur more frequently. The increase is mostly in...

Making friends after 65 can be challenging. After all, the ways in which you previously met friends--usually at work or your children's school--most likely have now changed. At the same time, many of your established friends may have moved to another area or state after retirement. Furthermore,...

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for a STD. Advancing age is not a protection from a STD. In fact, according to a 2015 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, people 50 and over account for an estimated 45% of...