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Can a Person With Dementia Consent to Sex?
By Ginny Greene
Can a Person With Dementia Consent to Sex?
When a spouse, parent or other loved one has dementia, their ability to make reasoned choices might vary from one day to the next. Family members may be used to stepping in when the topic involves finances or medical care. But what about sex? A recent court case in Iowa raised serious issues around the …
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Why You Get Migraines and What to Do About Them
By Sheryl Kraft
Why You Get Migraines and What to Do About Them
If you’ve ever experienced the throbbing pain of a migraine, you know how difficult it can be to carry on with your normal routine — especially if you’re one of the 14 million people who experience chronic daily headaches. More than 90 percent of sufferers are unable to work or function well during these headaches. …
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Housing Discrimination: The Next Hurdle for LGBT Couples
By Richard Eisenberg
Housing Discrimination: The Next Hurdle for LGBT Couples
LGBT couples can now marry in all 50 states, thanks to the recent Supreme Court ruling, but they can still face housing discrimination — legally — when they try to buy or rent homes in much of the country. The federal Fair Housing Act doesn’t include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes. Only 22 states …
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5 Lessons for When Your Elderly Parent Is Dying
By Bart Astor, Debra Englander
5 Lessons for When Your Elderly Parent Is Dying
Much has been written about caring for aging parents, but too little advice is available about what to expect when your parent is dying. Bart Astor, author of Baby Boomer’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, and Debra Englander, a personal finance writer and editor, recently talked about the experiences they had when their aging …
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How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
By Richard Eisenberg
How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
The stressed-out, hair-pulling, kitchen-disaster, screaming-children, sleep-deprived but otherwise successful professional working mom has ventured into trope territory. If you’ve seen the I Don’t Know How She Does It film or read the Allison Pearson novel, you know. But Laura Vanderkam, author of the new time-management book for women, I Know How She Does It  (see …
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A New Way to Help Your Parents Stay in Their Home
By Kenneth Harney
A New Way to Help Your Parents Stay in Their Home
It’s a quandary many families face: Mom and Dad, now retired, need more money to live on and want to remain in their home but are wary about signing up for a traditional reverse mortgage with a bank. (Yesterday, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a cautionary report on these loans and their advertising.) …
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How This Man Started a Passion-Based Nonprofit
By Michele Wojciechowski
How This Man Started a Passion-Based Nonprofit
When David Schweidenback was in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 1970s, he noticed that everyone walked everywhere, except for his landlord — he had a bicycle. With that bike, he got more accomplished in a day than anyone else. Schweidenback returned to the U.S. and didn’t think much more about bikes and …
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How to Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance
By Richard Eisenberg
How to Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance
How’s that work/life balance working out for you? Chances are, not so well. The April 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey from the Society for Human Resource Management found that 55 percent of employees say work/life balance is very important to their job satisfaction (up from 45 percent in 2013). But about a third …
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Futurists Predict What Boomers Will Live to See
By Stephen L. Antczak
Futurists Predict What Boomers Will Live to See
NASA’s chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, recently said humans will set foot on Mars by the mid-2030s. If this were to occur, there’s a good chance many boomers will be around to see it happen. That got me wondering: What else will come to pass before the last boomer becomes a memory? I turned to two …
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The 5 Exercises You Should Do Every Day
By Rashelle Brown
The 5 Exercises You Should Do Every Day
Balance and mobility training can benefit us at any age, but it becomes more important as you reach and pass the age of 50. Maintaining joint range of motion allows you to move naturally and helps to combat the postural problems that cause neck, back, shoulder and hip pain. Far from only preventing stumbles and …
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