Dementia Affects Famous and Everyday People

Jack Hanna, wildlife expert, author, guest TV personality, and TV producer known for starring in shows like Animal Adventures, Voices for Wildlife, and Into the Wild, is retiring from work and public life because he has dementia. Known as “Jungle” Jack, he left the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where he served as director, then director …

Seniors in California Educate Themselves About Scams

Since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, American lives have seismically shifted. Boomers and seniors are adopting digital media in record numbers to sustain connections virtually with their family and friends. A by-product of COVID-19 is narrowing the digital divide between generations amidst social media and the internet of things (IoT). More internet interaction, however, …

Ten Organizations that Provide Resources for Seniors Who Live Independently

America’s aging population is becoming comprised heavily of tech-savvy baby boomers. By 2030 all boomers will have hit 65 years of age, accounting for 18 percent of the US population. This demographic is driving significant and lasting challenges as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. Aging in place is a significant trend of the …

Let’s Talk Treatment: Crucial Conversations Are Key to Advance Directives

Contemplating our own death is one of the hardest challenges we will ever have to face in life. Yet it is very important to think carefully about the medical treatment we would want for that challenging time. Medical technology can now keep us alive long after we have ceased to enjoy meaningful quality of life. …

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