senior divorce stats

While the number of married couples splitting up of all ages is disconcertingly high, divorce for those 50 and older is rising faster than any other age group. In fact, since 1990, the divorce rate for older folks has doubled, with 50- to 64-year-olds leading the pack. The reasons for this increase in seniors uncoupling,…

senior companion

Caring for an aging parent is no easy task. Life has come full circle and roles have reversed; where once they took care of you—scant more than a squeaking nugget wrapped in a blanket—now you must fill the shoes as age begins to wear them thin. Things once taken for granted, like sleeping, now need…

revolutionizing dementia care

For someone living with dementia, the focus has always been on what he or she can no longer do, as many of their abilities, along with their memories, are gradually lost to this disease. On Thursday, November 15, “Revolutionizing Dementia Care, ” a PBS documentary, will flip the script and show the benefits of focusing…

senior voters

There’s a lot riding on the upcoming midterms, chiefly control of Congress and statehouses across the country. And that control could lie squarely in your hands and mine. That’s because as older Americans, we tend to dominate the polls. In the last midterms, those over 60 represented 39.4 percent of all voters, which was the…

apple watch series 4

Could a watch improve your health … even save your life?  Believe it or not, the new Apple Watch actually could! Heart rhythms The most notable health feature of the recently released Apple Watch Series 4 will be the ability to take an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) simply by pressing a button. With this watch…

senior sleep issues

As we age, there are a number of physical changes that our bodies undergo. Changes in sleep patterns, for example, are a normal part of the aging process. Whether it is trouble falling or staying asleep or tiredness throughout the day, there are a handful of ways aging adults can effectively treat common sleep disorders.…

The Wave of Purple Has Only Just Begun! Have you noticed that the Seniors Guide’s timeline has an extraordinary amount of purple on it lately?! That’s because we’ve asked our readers to “go purple” in anticipation of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November. Throughout October, for every “go purple” photo you share on Facebook,…

older politicians

People in most professions retire at around 63. But not politicians. Remember we just elected the oldest president in history. And currently, there are 18 members of the Senate who are age 70 and older, with some, such as Dianne Feinstein, Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley, well into their 80s. In fact, for the past…

Senior Friends

Senior citizen friendships are essential and can be both similar and dissimilar from friendships in younger years. Making and keeping friends may appear to become more difficult as we age, but that is far from the truth. Senior Friendships As we get older and become new people (in some good and some not so good…

go purple

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is just around the corner in November. In anticipation of this entire month when we honor the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the Seniors Guide is conducting a campaign to raise funds for research and awareness for this growing illness plaguing millions (the number of those with Alzheimer’s…

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