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Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem?

Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem? Timothy Leary’s “turn on, tune in, drop out” … hippies passing around a joint at a music festival … rock bands taking drug-fueled “trips.” That’s the stereotype of the baby boomers, and several studies from 2022 suggest that many members of the generation—people born from 1946 to… Read More

Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder?

Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder? March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), this recognition week seeks to educate the public about gambling addiction, and help that is available. Problem gambling—also referred to as gambling disorders or gambling addiction—happen when a person becomes obsessed with… Read More

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift: Better Health

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift: Better Health During February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Gerontologists report that during the pandemic, older couples have been providing a great deal of support for each other’s well-being. At any time, the health of couples can be closely intertwined. For example, the American Heart Association reports that couples often share… Read More

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse During a visit to their hometown, Dan and Amy visited their great-aunt. Aunt Becky was glad to see them, but they were worried at what they saw in her home. Her usually spotless house was dirty and unkempt. Though she’d always taken pride in her wardrobe, her… Read More

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to… Read More

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues?

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues? From the beginning of the pandemic, much attention has been paid to older adults, who are at highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and who have faced isolation and an interruption to their regular activities as they practiced social distancing. Recent figures show that 75% of… Read More

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help This year the holidays and holiday gatherings will look a bit different for most of us because of the pandemic. Experts advise us to stay home and limit our in-person celebrations to those living in our immediate household. Observing the holidays with… Read More

A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers

A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers During the pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that working family caregivers are stretched thin as they balance caregiving with their job responsibilities. Much attention has been paid to the stressful situation of working parents, who were suddenly called to serve as home school teachers… Read More

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic Older adults were hardest hit by the effects of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, facing the highest risk of serious illness and death from the disease. Social distancing helped protect them, but posed a threat to their physical and mental health. Geriatrics experts around the world have been… Read More