Telling A Senior Citizen It Is Time to Give Up The Keys

Telling A Senior Citizen It Is Time to Give Up The Keys

Having to tell a senior citizen that they should stop driving for the safety of themselves and for others is not always an easy task.  According to the 2016 United States Census Bureau, there are more than 49.2 million senior citizens, with the numbers growing. NBC Right Now, has given...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Sep 1, 2018

Number of British Elderly in 24 Hour Care Predicted to Double in 20 Years

Number of British Elderly in 24 Hour Care Predicted to Double in 20 Years

A new report from The Lancet Public Health predicts the United Kingdom will see a massive influx of senior citizens into round-the-clock care.  Researchers forecasted the increase by looking at past data from the US and UK to estimate the...

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Alec Pronk | Sep 1, 2018

Trump to Ease Retirement Account Rules Regarding Minimum Distributions

Trump to Ease Retirement Account Rules Regarding Minimum Distributions

At a Friday event at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Trump signed an executive order intended to ease rules that had complicated the retirement fund landscape. The executive order requests a review of how minimum distributions are calculated for individual retirement...

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Catherine Marucci | Sep 1, 2018

Senior TechEd Helps Senior Citizens with Computer Usage

Senior TechEd Helps Senior Citizens with Computer Usage

Stepping into the digital world is not an easy task for just anyone. Can you imagine how much more difficult it can be for one of our senior citizens? That is why a non-profit organization is stepping in to help the elderly gain some basics on computer usage.  Whether the...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 31, 2018

Elderly Workers Threatened by Automation

Elderly Workers Threatened by Automation

Automation and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing how the world economy functions, and new technology affects a multitude of industries.  Elderly workers disproportionately feel the ripples of automation. As many elderly citizens in America and across the world return to work due to sagging social security,...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 31, 2018

CBD May Reset the Brains of Those Suffering from Psychosis

CBD May Reset the Brains of Those Suffering from Psychosis

As nursing homes struggle with how to manage residents experiencing psychosis, scientists may have one answer: a cannabinoid called cannabidiol (CBD). A single dose may help to reset the brains of those at a high risk of psychosis before that psychosis has a chance to...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 31, 2018

Breast Cancer Surgery Can Be Harmful for Nursing Home Patients

Breast Cancer Surgery Can Be Harmful for Nursing Home Patients

The Journal of American Medical Association recently published a study that found that for nursing home residents, breast cancer surgery can do more damage than good to their health.  About 6,000 nursing home residents were examined for the study and they all had...

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 30, 2018

Puerto Rico Raises Official Hurricane Death Toll

Puerto Rico Raises Official Hurricane Death Toll

New Georgetown University research has upped Puerto Rico’s official Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975.  Government officials previously had the number at 64 dead due to the destructive September 2017 hurricane. The original number only accounted for direct hurricane deaths such as drowning or being crushed...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 30, 2018

Americans are Now Saving More for Retirement

Americans are Now Saving More for Retirement

According to a recent Bankrate survey, Americans are saving more for retirement in 2018. In fact, 28 percent of employed individuals say that they are saving more this year than they were in 2017.  The previous financial crisis may have a lot to do...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 30, 2018

California Law Showing Support to its LGBT Senior Citizens

California Law Showing Support to its LGBT Senior Citizens

By the year 2030, the state of California is expected to have about 380,000 LGBT residing senior citizens. A new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown is backing this community and will be a positive change for the future of its states elders. 

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Jodelle Maglaya | Aug 29, 2018

South Korea’s Seniors Committing More Crimes

South Korea’s Seniors Committing More Crimes

Elderly crime is up 45% in South Korea according to recently released police and government data. The country is facing higher elderly poverty rates and the country’s elderly increasingly face mental health problems. Interestingly, the general crime rate dropped, but in four years over 30,000 more...

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Alec Pronk | Aug 29, 2018

China Withholds Potentially Life-Saving Flu Virus Samples

China Withholds Potentially Life-Saving Flu Virus Samples

The Chinese government has been withholding samples of a flu virus from the United States for well over a year. These are samples that are needed to create an effective flu vaccine for a rapidly changing influenza virus. This is despite research institutions and officials within the US...

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Catherine Marucci | Aug 29, 2018

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