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Remdesivir Trial: Ailing Couple Gambles COVID-19 Cure Music Soothes Soul During COVID-19 Pandemic Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home? Ageist Media? Introducing Our Very Old Next President A Grandparent Worries About Emotional Toll On Children Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home Coronavirus: Should Every 60  Practice Same Precautions? Social Distancing: What Is It? Should We Be Doing It?
 
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Remdesivir Trial: Ailing Couple Gambles COVID-19 Cure

For 10 days last month, they lay in side-by-side isolation units in a Seattle-area hospital, tethered to oxygen and struggling to breathe as the coronavirus ravaged their lungs.

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Music Soothes Soul During COVID-19 Pandemic

In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” together into the night.

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Assisted Living: Should You Bring Mom Home?

Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day.

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Ageist Media? Introducing Our Very Old Next President

The alignment of Donald Trump,73, alongside Biden and Sanders in the political arena has brought out all the ageist canards that lie just below the veneer of American politics.

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A Grandparent Worries About Emotional Toll On Children

Children now may be wondering if Grandma and Grandpa are old, but as a grandmother I’m concerned about the emotional risks the near panic invading society is causing for young people.

Seniors

Seniors: Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable At Home

Older adults who otherwise might have had chronic illness checkups may now deteriorate at home, unnoticed. If they don’t go out, their mobility could become compromised, a risk for decline.

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Coronavirus: Should Every 60+ Practice Same Precautions?

She knew it wasn’t a good idea and her daughter would disapprove. Nonetheless, Barbara Figge Fox, 79, recently went to four stores in Princeton, New Jersey, to shop for canned goods, paper towels, fresh fruit, yogurt, and other items.

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Social Distancing: What Is It? Should We Be Doing It?

Much to the delight of germophobes and introverts, epidemiologists say social distancing can help prevent the spread of disease.

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Retired Or Nearly There? How To Weather A Market Downturn

19 March 2020

A bad stock market is unsettling for any investor. For retirees and near-retirees, though, a bad market can be dangerous.

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What Does A ‘Deep Clean’ Mean When It Comes To Virus Wipe

18 March 2020

The Diamond Princess cruise ship. A Georgetown church in Washington, D.C. A Latin American restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina. A hotel in Oklahoma City. Two Broadway theaters in New York City.

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Tips To Cope With The COVID-19 Pandemic

17 March 2020

Does the COVID-19 pandemic have you feeling anxious and worried? If yes, please know that you’re not alone.

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Retirement Savings: When Market Drops, Play Long Game

16 March 2020

One of the best ways to make sure your retirement accounts survive economic turbulence is to fortify those accounts as well as you can and then go do something else, come what may. By  Andrea Coombes NerdWallet The stock market has been on a punishing roller coaster ride this week, suffering its largest one-day drop […]

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Food Aid For Seniors Gets Boost, But Fall Short Of Need

15 March 2020

Advocates for senior citizens hailed the bipartisan passage of a federal bill that calls for boosting money for nutrition programs so that fewer older adults go hungry.

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The Startling Geographic Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65

13 March 2020

In an era when “deaths of despair,” from substance abuse and suicide, are on the rise among middle-aged Americans, those who reach age 65 are living longer than ever.

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