LIVING IN RETIREMENT Odds of Surviving Critical Illness Dramatically Increase
With advances in medical treatment and technology, many people now survive critical illnesses that would have been fatal in the past. As a result of this increased life expectancy senior Americans hav... Posted on 3/18/14 at 4:30 PM
BOOMER'S BLISS Running On Empty
by Beth Diane Bradley
Turning 50 is definitely a milestone, and one common rite of passage is the colonoscopy. The procedure is a popular topic of discussion among middle-aged people -- both for thos... Posted on 3/9/14 at 7:53 PM
FARMBLEAT Life, Death and Love
She sat in a wheel chair, her auburn hair aglow from the sunshine beaming through the partially shaded window. What a sight she was to the man, grey-haired and shuffling his feet as he pushed his walk... Posted on 2/16/14 at 7:26 PM
Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most-feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division will host a public meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 16 at the Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, to gather comments about services necessary to help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities.
Youthful seniors share active, connected lives
Juan Ponce de León, as the story goes, spent his latter days slogging through the Florida everglades in search of a legendary fountain, the waters of which promised to restore youth.
Dear Carol: My mom is in her 70s and is alert and fairly healthy. She has arthritis, which causes her quite a bit of pain. I’d like to see her be more active, as I think it would be better for her overall, but she says she doesn’t feel like it.
Dear Carol: My mother is still able to live alone. I know she needs more help than I can give her, as I work full time. I’d like to see her have more company and more activities during the day but am not sure how to go about it. Any ideas? – Roger
Dear Readers: I’ve had the opportunity to review a new organizer for legal papers such as a will, power of attorney and health directive, along with bank accounts and other information a person’s legal heirs may need, and I’m quite taken with this model.
Dear Readers: My sister was told by a colleague that this woman’s mother, who was viewing “The Lawrence Welk Show” on public television, has mentioned something to the effect that “Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn’t age!” While most of us know that Welk died in 1992, we also know that his music lives on.
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