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Does the ‘Perfect Age’ Really Exist?

So much for the notion of the mid-life crisis—the ideal age for Americans appears to be 50 years old, according to a recent survey by international research firm, Harris Interactive. That's right, …

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Why More People Living to Age 90 May Not Be Good News

So many people are expected to become nonagenarians (90 or older) in the coming decades that some experts suggest changing the definition of "oldest old" age from 85 to 90 years old, according to a re…

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What Does & Doesn’t Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the senior po…

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The Legend of the ‘Cranky Old Man’

From Zeus and Europa, to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, every culture has its requisite legends and tall tales. The culture of caregiving is no exception. Thanks to, JessieBelle, one of our A…

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Take Time to Nurture Yourself

Women are often the primary nurturers. Women carry the pregnancy and breast-feed the baby. They are the epicenter of healthcare decisions for the family and are more likely to be the caregiver whe…

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3 Theories on Why Alzheimer’s Hits Women Harder Than Men

Women who develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically face a faster rate of decline of their mental functioning than men in the same stage of the disease, according to a recent analysis. Rese…

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Where Do the Healthiest Elders in America Live?

Older adults who live in Minnesota are among the healthiest in America, according to a recent report released by the United Health Foundation. Minnesota set the standard for elder health this past …

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The Advantages Of Getting Married Later In Life

By Janet Ong Zimmerman for YourTango.com. "Marriage is more than finding the right person. It is being the right person." —Unknown I used to wonder if I would ever find true love. When I was in …

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The Healing Power of Water

Would you believe that drinking water is one of the most healing things you can do for your body?  It’s true—as long as it is pure, filtered, alkaline water. Yet most water is acidic. Water that measu…

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The Surprising Truth About Baby Boomer Health

From Woodstock, to women's rights, Baby boomers have made a name for themselves by being unpredictable, off-beat pioneers; rejecting society's norms and labels. But this time, the label they're rej…

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