Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Japan can teach us about long-term care

Its program helps families shoulder the burden

By Chris Farrell for Next Avenue

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Here’s a sobering calculation: The odds that Americans turning 65 today will eventually need assistance with bathing, dressing and other personal activities are about 50/50. And those who’ll need long-term care can expect to incur costs of $138,000, READ MORE

Potential treatments ahead for Alzheimer’s disease

Foundation announces promising research in the fight against the illness

By Rita Rubin for Next Avenue


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When geriatrician and neuroscientist Dr. Howard Fillit went to medical school in the early 1970s, he’d never heard of Alzheimer’s disease.

Since 1998, though, Fillit has directed the Alzheimer’s READ MORE

Retirement savings shortfall? Get a part-time job

Finding the right type of work might require some creativity

By Harriet Edleson for Next Avenue

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If you’re wondering how you’ll fund your retirement, which could stretch for 25 or 30 years, working part-time could be part of the solution.

Aside from the added income, a job in retirement can bring satisfaction, a sense of purpose and a way to READ MORE

You’re not as active as you think you are

Most people overestimate their exercise level, studies show

By Rashelle Brown for Next Avenue


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If I were to ask you how active you are, what would you say?

Do you consider yourself to be active and productive on most days of the week? Do you meet the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week? Would you go so far READ MORE