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What grandparents can teach us about finances

Celebrate National Grandparents Day with 5 money tips grandparents can share with their families. More>>

More older Americans falling prey to bike injuries

It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought. More>>

1 in 4 senior women in U.S. has osteoporosis

The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition. More>>

Hot weather safety essential for elderly

As the thermometer rises, so do serious health risks for seniors and others with chronic medical problems. More>>

Many more women than men living to 100

Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds. More>>

Older Americans need protein to keep muscles strong

Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. More>>

Lots of leafy greens might shield aging brains

A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. More>>

Seniors bear brunt of this flu season

As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday. More>>

Golden anniversaries may bring an added special glow

A new study seems to lend credence to the adage that there may be snow on the rooftop but there's fire in the furnace. More>>

Researchers identify 8 signs of impending death

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices


Seniors' aging brains find ways to stay financially sharp

New research suggests that decades of financial experience help seniors stay smart about money matters, despite the mental declines that come with age. More>>

Could your job help preserve your aging brain?

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests. More>>

Special cocoa drink may improve age-related memory loss

A lab-created cocoa drink appears to improve normal age-related memory loss, a small study suggests. More>>

Studies link cold sore virus to Alzheimer's risk

The virus that causes common cold sores -- herpes simplex -- might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. More>>

Y chromosome loss may predict earlier death for men

Elderly men who've lost the Y chromosome from their blood cells may be at increased risk for earlier death and death from cancer, a new study suggests. More>>

'Elder abuse' often involves finances

As many as one in 20 older adults in the United States may be financially exploited, a new study suggests. More>>

10 anti-aging tips to make yourself look younger

Since you can’t wish yourself younger, you’ll just have to defy aging the old-fashioned way -- by trying these 10 anti-aging tips to make yourself look younger. More>>

55 percent of boomers worry about parents' driving, only 23 percent are talking about it

As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members. More>>

Never too early or too late to plan for retirement

Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle. More>>

10 vital tips for preventing a heart attack

Preventing a heart attack is possible, but only by committing to a heart-healthy lifestyle. More>>

Rheumatoid arthritis diets: Can they really help?

The idea of a special diet that relieves arthritis symptoms has been around since the 1930s. But does a diet like this really work? More>>

2 natural herbs and 5 simple habits for youthful legs -- no matter your age

There are a few tricks to help ensure you never get varicose veins -- or reduce the appearance of those you have. More>>

10 natural remedies for arthritis pain relief

Arthritis can be a painful and potentially debilitating disease. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can find pain relief for this condition. More>>

10 recommended exercises for older adults

Exercises that are performed should be relative to the abilities of the individuals performing them. To get the most out of an exercise routine, older adults should engage in specific activities and exercises that are geared for a more mature age group. More>>

10 amazing benefits Of Tai Chi for the elderly

One of the greatest benefits of Tai Chi for the elderly is that even individuals who have physical limitations can practice this ancient healing art. More>>

7 super vitamins to help improve memory

The answer to help you improve memory is quite simple, really - vitamins. Here are seven vitamins that can help cure your forgetful woes. More>>

The best home products for senior citizens

Whether you are a senior yourself, or caring for an aging parent, the following ideas will help keep the tarnish off those golden years. Consider these helpful products and accessories that can be used around the house to make daily life easier and safer for senior citizens. More>>

Falls among older adults: An overview

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls, leading to moderate to severe injuries. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. More>>

Your aging eyes

As more Americans head toward retirement and beyond, scientists expect the number of people with age-related eye problems to rise dramatically. But you can take steps to ensure you minimize those problems. More>>

Moderate exercise may improve memory in older adults

A new study in older adults shows that brisk walking can increase the size of a brain region involved in memory formation. The finding suggests that moderate physical exercise can help protect the brain as we age. More>>

Paying for nursing home care

The Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home by the Department of Health & Human Services provides valuable information to those about to enter nursing homes or assisted living facilities. More>>

Retirement & travel abroad

When traveling or retiring abroad, older U.S. citizens should consider the following tips and guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of State. More>>

Healthy eating after 50

There are a few common reasons some older people don't eat healthy meals. But, making healthy food choices is a smart and easy thing to do -- no matter how old you are! More>>

Learning to cope with caregiver stress

When you take on the responsibility of caring for aging parents, the added stress can have an overwhelming impact on your physical health and emotional well-being. Some tips for coping. More>>

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