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AAA offers ways for older people to extend driving careers

Advanced automotive technologies and safe driving habits can help older motorists remain behind the wheel longer.

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Older adults live independently longer with technology

Researchers found TigerPlace residents stayed longer than seniors who live in other senior housing across the nation. Additionally, residents who lived with sensors in their apartments stayed at TigerPlace the longest.

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Family gatherings: Opportunity to assess elder’s health, loneliness

While Americans tend to associate the holidays with togetherness, joyful occasions and feelings of warmth and happiness, the season can also worsen feelings of loneliness and isolation for some people.

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Are you a family caregiver? Find help here

When caring for Mom and Pop, my siblings and I struggled finding someone who could provide home care for our parents when we couldn’t. We wanted a person who was kind and caring, but we also wanted someone who was licensed, bonded and insured.

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Balancing work and family, states starting to help

Lawmakers in many states this year are trying to make life a little easier for Americans struggling to balance work and family obligations.

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Could cheap drug delay nursing home for Alzheimer’s sufferers?

Like other existing Alzheimer’s treatments, it cannot slow the disease process itself. It is currently only approved for mild-to-moderate disease, so patients often stop taking it when they deteriorate.

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