Top News for March 2018

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Top News from Around the Web in March 2018

Aging Alone News

Each day from current news feeds and research taken from social media streams, I post the top stories to give you in-depth look into aging and senior care. This news feed will help you save time and effort when seeking top reads, studies, and articles that help you age with dignity, live independently and safely, and the ones that significantly impact your health.


Caregiving News
Caregiving news

When Our Loved Ones Gets Better and We Get Worse

Does Anyone Care?

Why it's Okay to Fire Your Doctor

Lean on Each Other

How to Get a Professional to Address the Senior Directly

When at a Doctor's appointment, an older adult often feels left out of the conversation because the attention is on the family caregiver and not the patient. Answers by elder orphans Facebook group. Carol Marak,


Dementia News
Dementia News

Improving Sleep in Dementia

Exercise and the Brain

We continue to search for the magic elixir to combat the ills associated with aging and dementia. Exercise has proven over and over again to be the one thing we can do to improve our chances for healthy aging, and it is never too late to start. Amanda Lambert, MS, CMC, ALCP,

Chronic Illness

Chronic Conditions News
Chronic Conditions News

Why is Colon Cancer Screening Important?

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers but it also one of the easiest to prevent. Make sure you get screened today!

Ron Novak,

Will I Be Able to Bring Mom Home After Surgery?

We have seen so many readmissions and unnecessary hospitalizations due to people not planning ahead. We hope this helps individuals out there plan for surgery and how best to rehab at home. Hospitals and surgery centers are more and more sending people how without the proper education and information they need to recover properly. Alex Chamberlain,

Patient Access to Medical Services

6 deliciously healthy teas that may help prevent chronic disease!

End of Life

End of Life News
End of Life News

Hawaii House Passes Bill To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide is controversial, and in recent years the practice has sparked headlines across the nation as so-called 'Death with Dignity' legislation makes its way through state legislatures. Hawaii will likely become the sixth U.S. state to legalize the practice as support for it grows.

Daniel Gaitan,

Death-iversaries: they're a thing

We wanted to write about death-iversaries to help others celebrating this surreal type of day and, like us, are unsure how to feel or how to cope. We also wanted anyone else to consider how to be empathetic and helpful to those remembering loved ones, all while bringing some laughs to this difficult topic.

Jessica and Shane,


Fitness News
Fitness News

How To Masterfully Care For Back Problems Better

Answering caregiving problems is my passion. I will be a senior one day and helping family caregivers learn and solve the problem we face is my pleasure. Tena L. Scallan,

Fun and Entertainment

Fun and Entertainment News
Fun and Entertainment News

Perfectly Unique Birthday Gifts for 65 Year Old Woman

I believed that our senior community would benefit from the gift ideas that I included in the post and would be wanting to know what to give their women loved ones on their birthday, or on Mother's day which is fast approaching. Leandro Mueller, FreeMedSuppQuotes

5 Things You Didn't Know about Daylight Saving Time

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging News
Healthy Aging News

Drowsiness and the Older Driver

I wrote this article as a way to raise awareness of the issue of drowsy, older drivers. Often times, older adults are taking more medications than they were earlier in life, and many of these medications can lead to a driver's diminished state of alertness. Hopefully, this article will help prevent at least one unnecessary tragedy from occurring somewhere (anywhere!) in America.

Matt Gurwell, Keeping Us Safe

Supporting Caregivers, One Day at a Time,

Is daylight saving time good or bad for you?

Yoga Empowers Seniors

Relationships are Everything

I want to draw attention to cultural bias against people of a "certain" age and how that bias marginalizes and isolates people. Changing this behavior can only come about when we open up the lines of communication between generations, break down the barriers that hinder relationships, and show the type of kindness towards ourselves that we expect from one another. Jeff Rubin,

Isolation and Loneliness

Isolation and Loneliness News
Isolation and Loneliness News

Pet Therapy In A Nutshell

Loneliness and isolation can be a huge challenge for the elderly with wide ranging impacts on overall health. Silvert's was thrilled to work with the mental health writers and professionals at BetterHelp for this insightful contribution.

Joshua Norris,

Touch Can Open The Door To Communication With Your Aging Parent

When I started to gently comb mom's hair, our breath slowed down, became in sync. She started telling me stories from her childhood and I was struck by the intimacy of our conversation and realized that this task, done with a gentle touch, is what allowed her to open up to me in a new way.

Deb Hallisey,

Creating Closeness . . . Through Listening

Too often, listening is viewed as a passive skill rather than what it really is--a transformative relational creation that changes what is possible between people. Listening is the universal language of care. Zachary White,

Medications and Drugs

Medication News
Medication News

Pharmacists as Caregivers

Medication management is one of the more complex but commonly tasks undertaken by caregiver. The article is written to empower caregivers to partner with their local pharmacists. Dr. Eboni Green,

Can Some Medicines Cause Sun Sensitivity?

Correct Medications


Nutrition News
Nutrition News

Drinking One Diet Drink A Day Can Triple Risk Of Dementia And Strokes

Benefits of Proper Nutrition for Seniors


Retirement News
Retirement News

Why 65-year-olds aren't old

When It's Healthier Not To Retire

10 Things Men Over 50 Should Never Do

Senior Scams

Senior Scam News
Senior Scam News

Over 50? How to Avoid the Scams That Target Us! (Part I: The Set-up) Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., N.C.C.C.,

Senior Housing

Senior Housing News
Senior Housing News

Five Top Markets for Seniors Housing Investment


Senior Travel News
Senior Travel News

Viking Enters Agreement for Six Additional Ocean Ships

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