Older Adults With Anxiety Frequently Don’t Get Help

20 March 2023

Anxiety is the most common psychological disorder affecting adults in the U.S. In older people, it’s associated with considerable distress as well as ill health, diminished quality of life, and elevated rates of disability.

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A Tough Time For Empaths

17 March 2023

I used to fight this about myself and try and keep up with more extroverted friends and family, including my husband. But growing older, I learned I need big doses of peace and quiet.

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After Medicaid Beneficiaries Die, Some States Aggressively Seek Repayment From Their Estates

16 March 2023

Fran Ruhl’s family received a startling letter from the Iowa Department of Human Services four weeks after she died in January 2022.

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Social Security Plan Would Raise Full Retirement Age To 70

15 March 2023

A group of senators is working on a plan to shore up Social Security by raising the retirement age from 67 to 70, along with other changes to how Social Security benefits are financed.

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Yoga May Help To Prevent Frailty In Older Adults

14 March 2023

Frailty, which can emerge from a variety of causes, is estimated to affect up to half of individuals over age 80. Frailty can make it more difficult to live independently, decrease quality of life, and increase risk of death.

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Daylight Saving Time: How To Adjust Sleep Patterns

13 March 2023

If you’re feeling tired this coming week, don’t be surprised. Moving our clocks ahead one hour to shift into daylight saving time disrupts the body’s biological clock, affecting sleep patterns and how we function.

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