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The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesomeupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 11:11:00

Google "the aging brain" and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration.

2010 Census shows more elderly than ever before in the U.S.updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 12:17:00

The Census Bureau released data Wednesday that shows there are more people 65 and older than ever before in the United States.

China elderly facing HIV/AIDS crisisupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 03:50:00

When an old widower from the central Chinese city of Wuhan went into hospital last summer because of a persistent high fever, he was diagnosed with the AIDS virus -- and made national news.

How to live to 104updated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that says genes may be the only secret to a really long life.

104-year-old 'super ager' can thank her lucky genesupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 16:14:00

As Dorrie Aber-Noyek enters the cafeteria at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, the staff bursts into a round of "Happy Birthday."

World's oldest person dies in Brazil at 114updated: Tue Jun 21 2011 17:37:00

A Brazilian woman ranked by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday at the age of 114.

Disaster is heavy burden to bear for Japan's elderlyupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:07:00

Their stories have been of loss and of resilience.

Elderly stranded in Nigata nursing homeupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:07:00

Japan's NHK reports stranded staff and elderly nursing home residents are running out of food.

Multitasking and crosswalks a risky mix for elderlyupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 10:58:00

Chatting on a cell phone while attempting to cross the street may be particularly hazardous for older adults, a new study suggests.

CNNMoney: States kick grandma to the curbupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 08:40:00

For the elderly, state budget cuts could mean no more daily hot meals and exercise classes to help prevent falls. At worst, some could even lose their beds at the nursing home.

Rooney: I suffered from elder abuseupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 21:41:00

Entertainment legend Mickey Rooney shares his personal story of elder abuse and how he was able to overcome it.

Mickey Rooney tells Senate panel he was a victim of elder abuseupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 21:41:00

Grimacing with emotion, entertainment legend Mickey Rooney implored a Senate committee on Wednesday to stop what experts call chronic emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse of elderly Americans by family members and other caregivers.

As enriched China ages, 'filial piety' strainedupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 23:32:00

For 93-year-old widow Liu Bingdi, the Chinese lunar New Year is the happiest time of the year. "It's a time when we all gather for family reunion," says Mrs. Liu.

World's oldest person, 115, passes awayupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:10:00

The oldest living person in the world, Eunice Sanborn of Jacksonville, Texas, passed away Monday. KLTV reports.

Born before Wright Brothers flew, world's oldest person dies at 114updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 21:10:00

The world's oldest person, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, is dead at the age of 114, according to the Gerontology Research Group.

Forgive your way to a better holidayupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 23:28:00

As some people struggle through painful or stressful family reunions during the holidays, many seniors may be enjoying their relationships.

CNNMoney: The red-hot debate over raising the retirement ageupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 07:40:00

Of all the flash points in the debate over Social Security, few generate as much heat as raising the retirement age.

Who will live to 100? Genes may tellupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 15:20:00

If celebrating triple-digit birthdays sounds appealing, scientists may be able to determine if you're likely to live that long.

Fortune: The anti-aging revolutionupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 12:50:00

In early 1934, Depression-weary Americans were beginning to see tendrils of hope poking out of the bleak landscape. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was bringing the economy back from the dead. Galvanized by the sight of elderly women scrounging for food from garbage, California physician Francis Townsend had launched a crusade for government-funded pensions that would soon spur the creation of Social Security. Things were even looking up for the long-suffering Washington Senators, who had made it to the World Series the previous fall.

Aging issues can be tougher on gaysupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:28:00

Last Christmas, Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was putting flares near a minor accident on a snowy road in Eureka when he was hit by a car and killed.

Police out lesbian sergeantupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:28:00

The sexuality of a former Air Force staff sergeant was revealed after she was outed by police in South Dakota.

European court deals blow to expat UK pensionersupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 09:09:00

British pensioner Ethel Kendall was "only 72" when she left the United Kingdom in 1986 to be closer to her family in Canada. At the time, she was receiving the full British pension of just over £38 ($58) a week.

More happiness may come with age, studies sayupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:38:00

Richard Rose used to challenge his wife, Joyce, if he thought she was misstating something, but these days he lets it go.

What makes people happy?updated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:38:00

We are bad at predicting what will make us happy. In a 2006 special Dr. Sanjay Gupta looked at what actually works.

Experts reveal best ways to save an aging brainupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 10:03:00

Want to keep your wits sharp as the years go by? You're not alone. Most people are worried about losing their memory as they age, and a new study shows it's a valid concern: In fact, at 53 percent -- more than half of all people -- have at least a minor mental decline in their 70s and 80s, and about 16 percent develop more serious problems with memory and other mental functions as they age.

How to care for your parents and keep your sanityupdated: Fri May 15 2009 08:18:00

I once attended a Navajo blessing ceremony, held in a tepee on the red sand of the Sonoran desert.

Commentary: What's driving the U.S. over a cliff?updated: Thu Apr 23 2009 16:02:00

I was talking to a close family friend during my vacation in Florida, and he was criticizing the governor there for taking the stimulus money that came from the federal government.

CNNMoney: A tenuous lifeline for seniorsupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:38:00

Every weekday, Eva Gomez walks down the block to the Fox Point Senior Center to eat her one hot daily meal, exercise and chat with friends. Otherwise, she's cooped up in her Providence, R.I., apartment with little more than crackers and a cup of coffee or tea.

Wii-habilitation 'could prevent elderly from falls'updated: Tue Feb 17 2009 12:38:00

Playing the Nintendo Wii Fit could improve balance and help avoid falls in seniors, researchers taking part in a new study suggest.

Smoking quadruples risk for vision-stealing eye diseaseupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:43:00

Age-related macular degeneration is a baby-boomer disease that, according to the American Medical Association, affects more than 10 million Americans. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over age 65. A study published in the July 2007 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that current smokers are four times more likely to develop this eye problem than nonsmokers.

Who should pay for mom and dad's care?updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 12:30:00

When Stephen Leach gave up his Rockaway, New Jersey, condo at age 48 to move back in with Mom and Dad, it was out of need -- his parents', not his.

Time.com: Study: Rise in Nursing Home Costsupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 14:00:00

Costs for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care services have increased for a fifth consecutive year, and could rise further if a shortage of long-term care workers isn't resolved

Money Magazine: Social security: collecting earlyupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 05:02:00

Question: I started collecting Social Security last year, but I'm still working and Social Security payroll taxes are still being deducted from my earnings. Am I entitled to have my Social Security benefit recalculated based on the payroll taxes I've been paying since I've begun collecting? - Ken Kass

Older women and younger men: Can it Work?updated: Mon Sep 17 2007 12:08:00

Older woman seduces younger man. Sound familiar? It's a scene from the 1967 coming-of-age classic "The Graduate."

Money Magazine: Make Room for Mom(s)updated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

WHEN JOHN AND MARY OWEN went house hunting in Santa Ana, Calif. eight years ago, they looked for a home with enough extra space to accommodate at least one of their elderly parents. That choice proved fortuitous. Shortly after they moved in, Mary's mother, Gerry Cooley, came to live with them for good. In 2000, John's mother, Fern, helped finance a $100,000 renovation to transform half of the Owens' 3,200-square-foot basement into a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, complete with a kitchen and laundry room. Eighteen months ago it became a permanent home for both Cooley and Fern Owen, now 83 and 92. "It's been an adjustment, " says John, "but now I couldn't imagine living any other way."

Time.com: Caregiver Shortage Concerns Growupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 12:00:00

As baby boomers reach retirement, an unsettling issue grows ever more pressing: finding the work force to tend to the millions of boomers who will someday need ongoing care because of physical and mental frailties

Fortune: An open letter to the candidatesupdated: Tue May 29 2007 16:48:00

To: Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, John Edwards, John McCain, et al.

Money Magazine: Keeping tabs on older parentsupdated: Thu May 17 2007 09:14:00

When Allison Gage gave birth to her first child three years ago in Minneapolis, it should have been a joyful moment. Instead, she was worried sick about her elderly parents, Baldwin and Linda Yeung. The couple live 2,000 miles away in Sonoma, Calif. and hadn't returned any of her phone calls.

'Chasing Life' chapter 1, part 2: 'Beginning the chase'updated: Mon Mar 26 2007 12:10:00

Currently, most of us reach our physical peak between twenty and thirty and begin a steady decline after that. By seventy, we have lost 40 percent of our maximum breathing capacity, muscle and bone mass have declined, body fat has increased, and sight and hearing have gotten worse. We may want to chase life and live longer, but not at the expense of function, both of mind and body.

The secret of living to 100updated: Fri Mar 23 2007 11:14:00

Dr. Thomas Perls is a leading expert on aging, so I was a little nervous when he arrived recently at my house at 6:20 a.m. He was there to assess how the daily decisions I'm making are affecting my life expectancy.

Beginning the chase for lifeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 11:03:00

For most of human history, long life was exceedingly rare.

Money Magazine: Sandwich Generation: Survive the midlife tug of warupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 15:44:00

You're rushing to drop the kids at school, fumbling with coats and lunch boxes, when you get the call. Mom's had a fall, and she's in the E.R. Your dad is panicked and asking you to come home, now.

Reverse the brain drain of aging updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 15:36:00

For some, the search for the fountain of youth means downing fruit-flavored potions they believe give them more energy. Others look for it in the creams and lotions they rub on their crows' feet in hopes that the wrinkles will magically disappear. Still, there are those of us who think a true fountain of youth would deliver the answer to one of the mysteries of middle-age life: Where did I put my car keys?

Fortune: Great! So I'll live to 250?updated: Tue Jan 30 2007 10:54:00

How long would these drugs let us live?

Builders: Home renovations for elderly on the riseupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 10:30:00

When David Harrill's aging mother-in-law moved in earlier this year, he knew one consideration trumped all others: Don't mess with her bridge game.

Money Magazine: Why a Day at the Races Can Help Me Retire Richupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 00:01:00

The week after Labor Day, I got down to some serious retirement planning: I raced in five events at the 2006 World Masters Rowing Regatta, a competition that attracts some 3,000 rowers with an aver...

CNNMoney: How to buy long-term care insuranceupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 10:13:00

It's no surprise that healthcare costs are soaring. The cost of a nursing home today is about $71,000 annually, or about $200 a day. The cost for assisted living is about $32,000 a year or $88 dollars a day.

CNNMoney: 300 million - and older and olderupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 09:12:00

Since the U.S. population crossed the 200 million mark in 1967, America has grown into a more sprawling, more southern and western, suburban nation with more crowded highways.

Money Magazine: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Retire...updated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

You know you're officially part of a trend when someone gives you a catchy label, and there's a new one out there: the 60-year-old kid. It means someone who is just short of retirement age and stil...

Money Magazine: Just when you thought it was safe to retire...updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 10:22:00

You know you're officially part of a trend when someone gives you a catchy label, and there's a new one out there: the 60-year-old kid.

Money Magazine: Your Family's Moneyupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 14:50:00

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Money Magazine: When Your Parents Need a Handupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

Like the estimated 34 million Americans now caring for an aging loved one, you may be worried that one day soon your mom or dad will need your help. Maybe you've already spotted a few warning signs...

Money Magazine: When your parents need a handupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 10:25:00

Like the estimated 34 million Americans now caring for an aging loved one, you may be worried that one day soon your mom or dad will need your help.

Dr. Andrew Weil: Living longer, betterupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 10:33:00

Dr. Andrew Weil is arguably America's foremost practitioner of alternative medicine, or as he likes to call it, integrative medicine.

Dr. Andrew Weil: Living longer, betterupdated: Wed Nov 23 2005 17:01:00

Dr. Andrew Weil is arguably America's foremost practitioner of alternative medicine, or as he likes to call it, integrative medicine. He believes the key to a long and healthy life lies in staying active, eating more fruit and grains, and practicing massage and meditation in order to shed stress.

Money Magazine: Caring from Afarupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

An estimated 5 million Americans currently care for an aging family member who lives at least an hour away. If you're among them, you know that the emotional, physical and financial toll can be ste...

CNNMoney: Caring from afarupdated: Tue Sep 20 2005 16:25:00

An estimated 5 million Americans currently care for an aging family member who lives at least an hour away.

CNNMoney: Social Security: Nixing the wage capupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 10:02:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There's been a lot of talk lately about eliminating the cap on wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax.

Money Magazine: The Big Squeezeupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

Within seconds of waking to the phone ringing at 2 a.m. on a chilly night in late October, Bill Hanrahan knew what the call was about. It was the same call he'd received at least once a week for mo...

Money Magazine: What Price Peace of Mind? With the cost of growing old so high, more Americans are counting on insurance to pay for long-term caupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

In industry jargon, the need for long-term health care is considered "an insurable event." But for Blanche Hamilton, the need was called Mom. "There is no way to describe how awful it is to watch s...

Fortune: This Man Would Have You Live A Really, Really, Really, Really Long Time. If a mouse can survive the equivalent of 180 years, whyupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 00:01:00

Absent-mindedly stroking his Rip Van Winkle beard, Aubrey de Grey recalls when he first realized how humans might halt the process of growing old. His "Eureka!" came at a research meeting in Califo...

Fortune: Chasing The Youth Pill Drugs that might extend human life are one of the hottest topics in biotech. Some of them are already herupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 00:01:00

The power of wishful thinking guarantees that just about anything can be successfully marketed as an elixir of youth. Pee, for instance. A multitude of websites extol the ability of "urine therapy"...

Money Magazine: Care for the Ages With longer lives comes the risk of costly health care. Is insurance the solution?updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

Has a financial adviser suggested a long-term-care policy as part of your retirement plan? Perhaps you've watched an elderly parent struggle to pay for nursing care and wondered whether there's a b...

Money Magazine: The Future Of Retirement All across America, communities designed for aging boomers are already taking shape. Is this your destiupdated: Thu Aug 01 2002 00:01:00

Driving west into the desert from Phoenix on U.S. 60, the history of retirement in America passes before your eyes, shimmering in the 93[degrees]F heat. First comes Sun City (pop. 46,000), the prot...

Money Magazine: Close to Home The promise of assisted living and continuing care is to age with dignity in a homelike setting. Yet shaky financeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2001 00:01:00

Time was, Americans grew old at home. When our health failed, we could rely on our family to prepare meals or pay a visit, dispensing equal measures of care and comfort. Most of us still cling to t...

Money Magazine: Are You Ready For 100? BY THE MIDDLE OF THE CENTURY, BETWEEN 800,000 AND 4 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE OLDER THAN 100. WHAT WILL Tupdated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

I am 34 years old. On the face of it, there is nothing particularly interesting about this fact--certainly nothing unusual. By current U.S. Census estimates, there are approximately 4 million 34-ye...

Money Magazine: The Ultimate Guide To Retirement Got questions about your retirement? Read on for answers, from the best stock updated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

When do you think about retirement? During idle moments, when thoughts turn to chucking your job and heading to the beach? Or is it every time you buy a stock, pay your mortgage, start a new job or...

Fortune: The Hunt For The Youth Pill From cell-immortalizing drugs to cloned organs, biotech finds new ways to fight against time's toll.updated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Larry Ellison has the good life down pat--health, youthful good looks, vast wealth, a fast sailboat, airplanes, and more gorgeous amours than a Hollywood hunk. But like every potentate from King Tu...

Money Magazine: The Big Squeeze CALL THEM THE SANDWICH GENERATION: MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO JUGGLE THEIR PARENTS' AND CHILDREN'S COMPETING NEEDupdated: Fri Oct 01 1999 00:01:00

Margie White ran for the phone. It was the summer of 1993. White, her husband and two teenage sons had just moved back to Plano, Texas, near their families. There were boxes everywhere. The kids ha...

Fortune: Hell No, We Won't Go! Surprising demographic trends raise a tough question: Will the elderly live so long that society can't copupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

Baby-boomers have ushered in most every major trend over the past 50 years. But it was their grandparents who initiated the most radical demographic change of the past half-century--a dramatic decl...

Fortune: Live a Lot Longer After decades of fumbling in the dark, researchers are fitting together the puzzle of how we age--and how we mupdated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

Chin up, fellow boomers, aging has its compensations. Our fingernails are growing slower, so we don't need to clip them as often. Our sweat glands are waning, so we have less body odor to worry abo...

Fortune: Peter Drucker Takes The Long View The original management guru shares his vision of the future with FORTupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

We all know who Peter Drucker is. He's the original management guru and also, without a doubt, the most prescient business-trend spotter of our time. In the early 1950s he was among the first to di...

Fortune: How to Play Retirement's Wild Cards Later life can be full of surprises, from great new job opportunities to updated: Mon Aug 17 1998 00:01:00

Plan as you may, it pays to remember the poignant line from poet Robert Burns, pointing to the "best-laid schemes o' mice and men," which often go awry. Could your retirement plan be on a similar c...

Fortune: HOW TO BEAT THE BOOMER RUSH HERE IT COMES, THE BIGGEST DEMOGRAPHIC WAVE IN AMERICAN HISTORY, A MAMMOTH MARKET CRAVING AND SCORNIupdated: Mon Aug 18 1997 00:01:00

If you think of retirement as a nice, tranquil place where you can stretch out and finally breathe easy, you'd better put your ear to the ground.

Fortune: PROMISING INDUSTRIES FOR 1997 LOOKING FOR THE NEXT HISTORY-MAKING MARKET PLAYS? HERE ARE FOUR LOADED WITH POTENTIAL.updated: Mon Dec 23 1996 00:01:00

Everyone has a dream they'd like the stock market to fulfill--a vacation home, a child's education, a peaceful retirement. Yet identifying the companies that can provide such long-term riches is a ...

Fortune: THE FUTURE OF RETIREMENT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK THROW OUT ANY PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT updated: Mon Aug 19 1996 00:01:00

This special section is devoted to retirement issues: what you'll need, how to invest wisely, where to live, and who's doing retirement the right way.

Money Magazine: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR AGING PARENTS (WITHOUT GOING BROKE)updated: Wed May 01 1996 00:01:00

FIVE YEARS AGO, STAN AND BETTY HIROTA OF OREGON CITY, ORE. got the phone call everyone with aging parents dreads. A cousin who lived near Stan's parents in Honolulu told Stan that his father, Eijir...

Money Magazine: YOU TELL THE SPENDTHRIFTS TO SHAPE UP, AND YOU CHEER ON THE SMART SAVERSupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

What's in and what's out with MONEY readers as 1996 begins? According to our mail, lavish spending is out, saving is in; complaining about debt is out, taking action to reduce it is in; and living ...

Money Magazine: ELDER FRAUD CON ARTISTS STEAL BILLIONS FROM SENIORS EACH YEAR-- OR WORSE. HERE'S HOW TO PROTECT LOVED ONES.updated: Wed Nov 01 1995 00:01:00

WHEN SHIRLEY HINTON LEARNED OF the double murder of her aunt Hazel Gleese and Hazel's husband Leo early this year, she suspected their preacher. "He promised to check on them every single day," she...

Money Magazine: WHERE SENIORS GET TOP CARE updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

EXPERTS ON AGING FROM AROUND THE NATION HAVE HELPED MONEY create this regional guide to some of America's premier facilities for the elderly. Almost all have waiting lists ranging from a few weeks ...

Fortune: WHY WE WILL LIVE LONGER . . .AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN The one-two punch of healthier habits and biomedical breakthroughs could pushupdated: Mon Feb 21 1994 00:01:00

Hope I die before I get old. PETE TOWNSHEND 1966

Fortune: HOW YOU CAN LIVE WELL AND LONGupdated: Mon Feb 21 1994 00:01:00

FIRST, a brief disclaimer from one of the country's top experts on aging. ''Life's a crapshoot,'' says the NIA's Dick Sprott. ''There aren't any guarantees.'' The odds get better, though, the longe...

Fortune: HOW TO TAKE CARE OF AGING PARENTS Elder care is a lot easier if you talk to your parents early on, plan way ahead, and get help updated: Mon May 18 1992 00:01:00

T'S SUNDAY NIGHT. Time to make the weekly how're-you-doing phone call to your mother living alone back in Omaha. But when she finally answers, something is wrong. Her speech is labored and slurred,...

Fortune: THE TYRANNY OF AMERICA'S OLD By clinging to an outsize share of governmental goodies, the elderly are unintentionally forcing thupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST crucial issues facing U.S. society. But hardly a politician will even talk about the subject, much less propose remedies for it. The problem? Simply put, America is spending t...

Money Magazine: How to talk to your parents about Money With everyone gathered for the holidays, this may be the best time of year to talk aboutupdated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

Few families are closer than the Lifsons of Hopkins, Minn. With Laurel, 40, and Scott, 39, living just a block away from Laurel's parents, Efrom and Honee Abramson, ages 73 and 71, the two couples ...

Fortune: THE COMING WORLD LABOR SHORTAGE A baby bust will soon shake industrialized economies everywhere. To cope, they must start encourupdated: Mon Apr 09 1990 00:01:00

AGE HEALTHFULLY, retire earlier, and bank on ever richer government benefits. For nearly 50 years, political leaders in North America, Japan, and Europe have promised their citizens varying version...

Money Magazine: Q&A THE JOYFUL NEW MUSIC OF AGINGupdated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, helped inspire the feminist movement by attacking the home-centered roles that discouraged women from seeking broader opportunities. Now Fr...

Money Magazine: EIGHT MYTHS OF RETIREMENT Don't believe everything you hear about the finances of old age. Here are some time-honored retirementupdated: Thu Feb 01 1990 00:01:00

Most conventional wisdom is harmless enough when it's wrong. So what if the early bird doesn't catch the worm? At least he'll catch the sunrise. But running your financial life on cliches can be ha...

Money Magazine: Your health costs Covering Your Longer Life WHILE MEDICARE MAY TAKE CARE OF NEARLY HALF YOUR MEDICAL BILLS, updated: Wed Nov 08 1989 00:01:00

For an idea of your employer-paid health insurance coverage in retirement, consider what it is now. Chances are your company has been tinkering with your medical benefits lately, adding an option h...

Money Magazine: A SOURCE LIST FOR CHILDREN WHO CARE There is a gold mine of valuable services and publications. We offer below a few nuggets pluupdated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

A recent survey found that, of the 3.7 million American families now taking care of an elderly relative or friend, more than a third get no assistance from any outside service, agency or home healt...

Money Magazine: FINDING HEALTH CARE AND HOUSING The right kind of help for your parents -- comfortable housing and topnotch medical and support updated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

When his wife died three years ago, Robert Shimmin, called Bob-Bob by his friends and relatives, moved out of his San Diego home and in with his son Phil's family in Woodland Hills, Calif. Reliant ...

Fortune: WHAT DO WE OWE TO THE ELDERLY? The graying of America raises hard questions about who will pay, in time and money, the rising biupdated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

THE FUTURE has arrived and is available for viewing in Florida, where 18% of the residents are over 65. That's what the elderly population of the whole U.S. will amount to in 30 years; it's 12% now...

Money Magazine: The Gulag of Guardianship The legal system that is supposed to protect our frail elderly is a national disgrace. All too often iupdated: Wed Mar 01 1989 00:01:00

It is an article of faith in America -- and an explicit mandate of the Bill of Rights -- that no citizen may be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. But consider the fo...

Money Magazine: HOW YOU CAN FIND HELP FOR YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES FROM AFARupdated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

Psychiatric social worker Phyllis Sharlin, 45, of Potomac, Md. helps people solve personal problems for a living. But she was at a loss for a solution when her own arthritic 79-year-old mother Bert...

Money Magazine: The Empire Called AARP Under its nonprofit halo, the American Association of Retired Persons is a feared lobbyist and an even moupdated: Sat Oct 01 1988 00:01:00

In a democracy, any group that claims to represent extraordinary numbers merits close scrutiny. By that standard, then, the American Association of Retired Persons deserves to be one of the most ca...

Money Magazine: Should AARP Handle Your Finances?updated: Sat Oct 01 1988 00:01:00

Like many other nonprofit organizations, AARP needs money. But instead of hawking museum replicas, AARP sells $106 million worth of products and services ranging from angina medications to tours of...

Money Magazine: The New Realities of Retirement ''What good are vitamins? Eat a lobster, eat a pound of caviar! Live! If you updated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

Retirement is a word that never furrowed the brow of pianist Arthur Rubinstein. Lobster, caviar and beautiful women probably should have, but Rubinstein nonetheless performed for two robust decades...

Money Magazine: The Policy You May Need the Most The premiums run high, but you can protect your life savings against the updated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

MOST PEOPLE'S foremost fear in planning their retirement is simply outliving their money. Yet that terror can be tamed by Social Security, a pension and a well-planned program of personal savings a...

Fortune: THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS Social Security, the chain-letter arrangement by which the young support the old, is breaking doupdated: Mon Jul 20 1987 00:01:00

A PIG IN A PYTHON is what demographers whimsically call the baby boom, that troublesome lump of 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Almost one-third of the population today, the boomer...

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