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Big spike recorded in older drug, alcohol addicts

They go around this room at the Hanley Center telling of their struggles with alcohol and drugs. They tell of low points and lapses, brushes with death and pain caused to families. And silently, through the simple fact that each is in their 60s or beyond, they share one more secret: Addiction knows no age.

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Protect your elderly parents from scammers

By Micha Shalev Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on lonely seniors looking for someone to talk to. Sit down and talk to your elderly parents. Remind them not to give out personal or financial information to a stranger — no matter how […]

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Safety tips to prepare for a senior move in

By Angela Rocheleau Many families are consolidating living spaces this season by moving senior members into their homes. For some families this may be an arrangement just for the holidays. Nevertheless, families need to know how to best prepare for the transition. Here are three important safety tips to keep in mind. 1: Bathrooms, the […]

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