Physician-assisted Suicide – Issues and Attitudes

April 18, 2018

  Attitudes to death have been radically different throughout human history. From throwing unviable children off the cliff in Sparta, to honoring old age and death in traditional societies to elderly people going off into the woods to die in solitude in some other traditional cultures. Physician-assisted suicide has come a long way in the […]

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Proper Nutrition for Seniors

April 13, 2018

  We are what we eat. Well, at least our physical body is very significantly dependent on the nutrition we get, thus it’s only logical to put the highest quality food inside our bodies. It’s true at any age – for the children, because childhood is when the healthy foundation is laid out for the […]

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Challenges of Caregiving

April 11, 2018

  Caregiving is a very wide-ranging concept, and over the course of our lives the dominant majority of us will either provide care, require care or both. The extent of that care and its specific features will vary enormously, but just being human makes it a more than plausible situation. Much has been said about […]

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Senior Isolation – Issues and Solutions

March 11, 2018

  Since extended families no longer live together in contemporary Western societies, the problem of senior isolation is very poignant. Not only is it an issue of its own accord – it also leads to a range of problems of both physical and mental nature. As of 2014, 11 million (28%) of 65+ seniors lived […]

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Senior Playgrounds – Fun, Sport and Social Club in One

March 9, 2018

  As the average life span is growing notably longer in the Western countries, the social environment is also adjusting to the changing demographic structure in different ways. It is, of course, easier to start with small things than with Medicare or Social Security improvements. While we are waiting, and hoping for the major government […]

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Aging and Emotional Stability

March 2, 2018

  As anti-aging research keeps aiming for new heights, and a breakthrough is expected to occur within the lifespan of today’s adults, other issues arise – ethical, psychological, health-related, and philosophical, for that matter. It’s rather clear-cut that living for a long time is very different from remaining on top of your game, being physically […]

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Solo Traveling for Seniors – the Options Are Breathtaking

February 20, 2018

  One of the great benefits of contemporary aging tendencies, with the active period extended by an average of two decades compared to just 100 years ago, is the chance to enjoy many different activities when you finally have the time. Extensive traveling is something that many people have to put off, since their social […]

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Aging – a Time of Joy or a Time to Rest?

February 16, 2018

  We are living at a time when the world is transforming at probably the swiftest rate ever. Every sphere you can think of is undergoing major changes, including the way our society thinks of aging, and the way that older people see themselves and act. Through the ages, it has often been very difficult […]

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The Changing Home Health Care Industry – What It Means to You

February 14, 2018

  The 65+ population is growing faster than any other demographic segment in the United States. The post-WWII baby boomer generation is retiring, and will continue to retire gradually for the next 20 years, with as many as 10 000 people turning 65 every day. Combined with generally increasing life expectancy, this will likely to […]

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Companion Dogs vs. Service Dogs – Rights and Responsibilities

February 11, 2018

  Besides being the greatest, most loyal pets, dogs also play a big part in assisting people in various ways. They are excellent in military and police service, detect drugs at border checkpoints, they herd livestock, save lives in search and rescue operations, even play in movies. But there’s a whole world of what dogs […]

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