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Pandemic Reveals Need For Nursing Facility Overhaul Time Lost, Plans Canceled, Dreams Deferred Older Adults Facing Isolation, Despair As COVID-19 Continues Bizarre Food Shopping Rituals During Quarantine Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On Older Entrepreneurs As Successful As Younger Counterparts Food Expert Offers Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Tips Reopening In COVID Era: How To Adapt To New Normal
 
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Pandemic Reveals Need For Nursing Facility Overhaul

On May Day, I received a confidential call from a person who works in a Massachusetts nursing facility. Many of the elders and staff are COVID positive — including herself.

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Time Lost, Plans Canceled, Dreams Deferred

Elizabeth Hubbart was booked for a cruise that followed the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition in the Pacific Northwest. Joel Demski was set to watch and cheer his grandson graduating from the Naval Academy.

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Older Adults Facing Isolation, Despair As COVID-19 Continues

As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear.

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Bizarre Food Shopping Rituals During Quarantine

We all took a vow recently in our family — we would avoid grocery stores at all costs. We have several people in our house more susceptible to Covid-19 than others.

Grandparents

Grandparents Ache As The COVID Exile Grinds On

Back home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Richard and Denise Victor would get to see their four grandchildren almost every day. One set of kids lives around the block; the others are half an hour away, all close enough for frequent visits and sleepovers.

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Older Entrepreneurs As Successful As Younger Counterparts

From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative.

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Food Expert Offers Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping Tips

efore going to the grocery store, plan menus for one to two weeks focusing on the foods you already have in your refrigerator and pantry.

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Reopening In COVID Era: How To Adapt To New Normal

Should I go to the beach? What about the hair salon? A sit-down restaurant meal? Visit Mom on Mother’s Day?

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Medications Prescribed To Older People Causing Harm

06 June 2020

Millions of people around the world over the age of 70 are taking at least one medication every day that is causing them more harm than good, leading to falls, confusion, hospitalization and even death.

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Men’s Health Month: 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day

05 June 2020

The best gift you can give dad is the encouragement for him to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

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Dentists Charge Extra For Infection Control

04 June 2020

After nearly two months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup.

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Ophthalmologists Are Ready To See You

03 June 2020

No one can tell you when it will be safe to go back to the hair salon, when the kids will return to school or when you can hug your grandchildren again.

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Eating Habits: Pandemic Impact On Healthy Dining, Shopping

02 June 2020

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5 percent had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll.

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Dementia Gene Raises Risk Of Severe COVID-19

28 May 2020

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.

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