Is it time to put the brakes on older drivers?

Is it time to put the brakes on older drivers?

By Caroline Cicero

Recently, 12 students in Alabama were injured when a car driven by a 73-year-old man accelerated during a Mardi Gras parade. Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing, but local authorities have characterized it as a tragic accident by an older […]

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Coping With the Death of Old Friends and Siblings

Debbie Reslock of Next Avenue recently wrote about losing family and friends as we age.

Here’s her story.

In our family, my dad used to say we’d all be partners till the droppin’ off place. Growing up as the only girl with six brothers in a one-bathroom house, I have to admit there might have been […]

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How to Get Better Interest Rates Online

Maybe you know how tedious it can be to hunt for the best interest rates on savings, CDs or any other financial instrument the old-fashioned way: Check the newspaper for ads, call banks or even walk around the neighborhood to see what local banks are offering. If you want financial information, you have to […]

By |March 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Better Interest Rates Online

Kentucky governor signs bill to help 650,000 family caregivers

The Kentucky Family Caregivers Act, which requires hospitals to recognize the vital role of caregivers when loved ones are admitted to a hospital and after discharge by providing caregivers with resources, training and information to ensure that patients’ discharge plans are carried out successfully, was signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on […]

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2017 Interfaith Travel Series Scam Aler

Attorney General Andy Beshear joined AARP of Kentucky and members of the faith-based community recently to launch a partnership to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.

The Interfaith Travel Series Scam Alerts, hosted by Beshear’s Office of Senior Protection, will hold events at more than 20 different […]

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Healthy Living for your Brain and Body workshop on March 15

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected.

But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

An upcoming program at the Lexington Senior Center will teach participants about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Healthy Living for your Brain and Body workshop on March 15

Lexington’s Grandparents As Parents conference scheduled for March 16

The needs of children can seem overwhelming, especially if you are unexpectedly thrust into the role of being their primary caregiver.

Often these caregivers and the children they are raising feel isolated. They lack information about the range of support services, resources, programs, benefits, laws and policies available to help them successfully fulfill their caregiving […]

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Tips for the long-distance caregiver

Of the 34 million Americans who care for older family members, roughly 15 percent are long-distance caregivers. These caregivers live at least an hour’s drive from their older relatives, typically their parents. Some caregivers are helping to care for siblings.

Many caregivers also work and some are raising children at the same time. And others […]

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Kentuckians can receive free tax prep through April 18

A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Kentuckians get nearly $19 million in refunds last year opened its doors recently.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Kentuckians can receive free tax prep through April 18

  Understanding communication challenges in dementia: From helpless to empowered

 

Dementia is a progressive neurological disease resulting in cognitive and communicative changes over the years. Individuals may become less talkative, lose ability to recognize humor, and in later stages, become combative as a result of the difficulties they are experiencing with declining abilities.

This progression can be frustrating and disheartening for caregivers leaving them at […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on   Understanding communication challenges in dementia: From helpless to empowered
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