Experts say it will make life happier, healthier and easier for older adults and caregivers
By Suzanne Gerber for Next AvenuePop quiz: When you think about how technology will personally impact your life over the next 10 to 20 years, which of these things do you envision as being part of that evolution?:
- Holographic technology to communicate with your family
- A car that chauffeurs you around
- 3-D-printed medicine
- Drones to help with household activities
- All of the above
If the tech-prognosticators are to be believed, the correct answer
A big dog can cause a fall, so the next one will be smaller
By Jane Gross for Next Avenue
Henry is a 10-year-old standard poodle, weighs 50 pounds, stands 2-feet-3-inches tall and has liver cancer. I am a 67-year-old woman, 5-feet-tall and tipping the scales at 85 pounds — with brittle bones, bad eyes and bursitis in my shoulder.
Certain diseases are often mistaken for others. Know the differences.
It’s no mystery that time and medical conditions may accelerate changes in our bodies as we age. Eventually, some of those changes might make it more difficult to distinguish between certain conditions and the
Tips from a man who did, plus apps and sites that can help you
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
(Next Avenue is republishing this 2014 blog post, timed to July 4th.)
As the 4th of July nears, what better time to talk about a few ways that could help people in their 50s or 60s declare their financial independence within the next few years?
‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure
By Judith Graham for Next Avenue
A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
It might be within reach if you take these steps
By Chris Farrell for Next Avenue
The odds are worrisome. The typical 65-year-old can expect to live another two decades and has a 52 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services and support at some point.
This writer finds beauty in the pain she feels over the loss of her sister
By Jill Smolowe for Next Avenue
In the almost seven years since I laid my husband to rest, followed barely a year later by the loss of my sister and mother, I’ve developed an appreciation for just how unpredictable and, well, amazing grief can be.
I’m not talking about the period
How advisers say you can do it without a lot of effort
Did you resolve to save more for retirement this year, become debt-free or put cash aside for a bucket-list trip? We’re more than a month into the new year, but there’s still plenty of time to turn your finances around in 2017.