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Falls Are Common At Home In Well-Lit Rooms

Falls are a leading cause of disability and diminished quality of life among older adults, but much of the research to date on the underlying causes of these incidents has relied on medical records that don’t illuminate exactly what led to the accident.

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The Delicate Issue Of Taking Away A Senior’s Smartphone

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Halima Amjad now asks older patients if they use a computer or smartphone and are having trouble such as forgetting passwords or getting locked out of accounts.

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How Should California Address Needs Of Aging Population?

By 2030, an estimated 1 in 5 Californians will be 65 or older, representing a segment of the population growing faster than working-age Californians.

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In Search Of Age-Friendly Health Care

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out.

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Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help At Home

When aging parents struggle with basic tasks such as self-care, transportation or household chores, they don’t always talk about it.

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Don’t Be Duped By These Phone And Email Scams

Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists.

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