Caregivers’ lost income, nursing home scam, suicide amongst seniors, and a giant nursing home company


How do caregivers cope with lost income due to caring for a loved one?

This makes me sick: A broker in California used nursing home residents’ identities to scam investors.

Seniors contemplate suicide for a number of reasons.

Two big senior housing companies are merging to create a giant retirement community provider.

Farm to table dining at a retirement community, hackers, end-of-life planning, and CCRC residents suing a community


A retirement community in Massachusetts is going “farm-to-table” in its dining hall.

Hackers got into the database of an assisted living company.

4 things every patient should know about end-of-life planning.

CCRC residents are suing a community for not having a reserve account to refund residents’ entrance fees.

Married 75 years, died a day apart, naked ESPN photos, longer disability and early stage dementia


True love: A couple born on the same day and married for 75 years die a day apart.

Gary Player, the 77-year-old former sportsman, posed naked for ESPN.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

As people live longer, they’ll need to be prepared for longer periods of disability at the end of life.

The worst news I’ve heard all week: Some people who feel like something “isn’t right” with their memories actually have early-stage dementia.

Copper & dementia, life spans, end of life treatments, and suicide


Can copper and dementia really be related?

Women are still living longer, but men are quickly catching up.

A hospice physician talks about end of life treatments.

Suicide among the elderly is a problem.

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The end of dietary restrictions, increasing retirement age, preparing for the death of a loved one, and retiring in Borneo


Another benefit of being older?  If you’ve over 75, you might not have to worry about diet restrictions.

Some business leaders are calling for increased retirement ages.

The New York Times blog has some tips on preparing your home for the death of a loved one.

If you’re brave, consider retiring in Borneo.

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Vision & avoiding falls, financial abuse, Boomers & working, gambling, and ending suffering


The best way to avoid breaking your hip is to avoid falling in the first place.  How do you do that?  Get better vision.

Protecting your parents from financial abuse: a case study.

Boomers are “redefining retirement” by working longer, staying local, and taking charge of their retirement.

Seniors and gambling: when does innocent fun turn into addiction?

Helping a loved one end their suffering can be a crime of passion.   

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