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Human Connection is Vital

This is one of the most touching videos I have ever seen. It reminds me that we all need human connection, at each and every age.

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Caring For Those Who Care

To learn more about this terrific series visit:

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Grandparents Matter


Have you ever considered how important your grandparents were to your life? Or perhaps, on the flip side, how you are influencing your grandchildren?

There is a web-site that provides some great tips to active grandparents. Check it out at:


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Live Life to the Fullest

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules


Source: Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules | Kaiser Health News

This is an article about a woman who wanted to file a claim against a nursing home and her experience.  It can be very difficult to prove the case of abuse and neglect in a long-term care facility without the use of technology (a video camera) because while abuse occurs, falls and other incidents of accidents also occur.  While it can be challenging for a family member to prove abuse, it can be even more so, to prove neglect.

In this article, a case is described where a man with dementia who had a history of wandering was placed in a nursing home, only to die within a month of complications from dehydration.  Is it possible the CNAs didn’t offer him enough to drink?  Yes, this is possible.  But did you know, some dementia patients who pace burn many calories (causing significant weight loss), while at the same time refuse to eat or drink enough to survive?  Many patients with dementia who pace could use the benefit of additional calories through a feeding tube (G-tube), but they are so restless or agitated, that in some cases a G-tube can’t be inserted due the the dementia patient being at high risk for pulling it out.

Monitoring the delivery of good patient care can be challenging.  I would like to hear your thoughts on this issue.

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Senior Citizens Pose Nude for Charity Calendar in Ohio

Senior Citizens Pose Nude for Charity Calendar in Ohio :

In this article women in their 80’s and 90’s find a creative way to raise money- they pose in some semi-nude photos.  The proceeds from the poster will go toward a charity that helps children.  At the bottom of this page though is an incredibly touching story- much more interesting….  Three sisters who are all over 100 all come together for a visit.  Apparently, they don’t all live close and it is well worth watching.

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New Jersey Man Writes Love Letter to His Wife Every Day for Almost 40 Years


New Jersey Man Writes Love Letter to His Wife Every Day for Almost 40 Years – ABC News.

I heard about this story on the radio this week and had to find it on the Internet.  Its about a man who has written a love letter to his wife for nearly 40 years.  Wow, what love he has for her and he is right- we need to take time to cherish those people who are with us (not just “stuff” so many people value).  The couple has boxes of letters that have been organized and are all cherished.  This video is very touching.

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This Year’s Most Stylish Hairstyles for Women Over 50

This Year’s Most Stylish Short Hairstyles for Women Over 50.

Is it time for a new hair style?  I always envy the confidence of women who change their hair often.  It is playful and fun- making their look less boring.  (I am not one of those women, and I need to break out and try something new!)

If you are interested in a new hair style this year, check out this link.  It has many women over 50 and shows lots of different hair cuts.  I especially like the cut “Gretchen” for someone with short hair.


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Rare condition makes 29-year-old woman look 80 after childbirth


Rare condition makes 29-year-old woman look 80 after childbirth | Fox News.

I came across this article today about a rare disorder.  It was certainly depressing, but almost any topic related to aging is interesting to me, and therefore worth posting.  A young woman from China at age 29 gave birth to her first child.  After the birth, she began to show signs of rapid aging.  She suffers from cutix laxa-  a connective tissue disorder.  She is otherwise healthy.

Her son is now embarrassed to tell his friends that she is his mother.  What a horrible thing to experience.  Thankfully, her husband is supportive.  There are only about 200 cases of this worldwide.

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Over-50 Shades of Gray (Hair, That Is), Hairstyle Photos


Over-50 Shades of Gray (Hair, That Is), Hairstyle Photos – AARP.

Have you reached the age that you have to decide to color your hair (a never ending process) or go “natural?”  Check out these images of women who have decided to let their hair be natural.  We need women in our lives that can be confident as they age!  They look terrific.

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