The Lives of Elder Orphans

  By now, many of us have heard of the term “Elder Orphan.” An elder orphan has no adult children, spouse or companion to rely on for company, assistance or input. This growing issue has captured the attention of the news media in the last…

Lifestyle Management Impacts Dementia

Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Dorina Cadar, Ph.D.,…

Technology Help for Seniors

Over the last several years, older adults have been the fastest growing segment of the online population. More and more people over the age of 60 are going online and using Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Youtube. They are emailing, texting and blogging—and it is having…

Elder Loneliness and Isolation

Many older adults find themselves in this cycle of compounded loss, but it should never be considered the norm for this stage of life.Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to be as dangerous to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and surpass the mortality…

Friendships – Good - Sometimes Ending

A conclusion was reached, through 300,000 participants, that people who had strong friendships lived 7.5 years longer than those with weak or few social ties. Brigham Young University reported the conclusion that friendship extends life. Other research by Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis:…

Lessons for Retirement

A few notes from an early retiree, Jonathan Look, are passed on for your enlightenment. For his complete story you can check out his approach to retirement at: www.LifePart2.com. His paraphrased suggestions follow: With retirement, you have more time to do things you love, but…