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Builders cite rise in ‘mother-in-law suites’

Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.

Emergency center, Mass. 2-1-1 helps with elderly concerns

Participants from over 80 state agencies and service organizations were not only discussing possible scenarios in which immediate action to save lives would be necessary, but making sure 2-1-1 was ready to handle the thousands of expected calls from people reporting power outages and flood damage and requesting emergency services.

AARP’s campaign suggest ways to prepare for disasters

AARP’s Create The Good’s Operation Emergency Prepare toolkit helps individuals and groups get organized before an emergency or natural disaster takes place. The free...

Alzheimer’s debate: Test if can’t treat?

Here’s why it’s an issue: Many people have brain plaques, suggesting they might be developing Alzheimer’s even if they don’t have any symptoms.

Dementia patients suffer dubious hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione One-fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with advanced Alzheimer’s or other dementias were sent to hospitals or other nursing homes for questionable...

Aging in place: A little help can go a long way

By David Crary
 VERONA, N.J. — Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O’Connor said it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she...

Aging Americans stay home with aid of ‘villages’

With the help of nonprofit groups known as “villages,” retirees are enjoying many of the perks that residents of retirement or assisted-living communities receive, at a fraction of the cost.

Specialists in late-life downsizing on the rise

As Americans live longer, many people find themselves navigating a confusing web of interconnected services for themselves or their parents when it comes time to shed possessions and relocate.

Millions manage aging parents’ care from afar

“You just want to be in two places at once,” said Kay Branch, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, but helps coordinate care for her parents in Lakeland, Fla., about 3,800 miles away.

Sandwich caregivers balance dual responsibilities

The sun was barely up when Evelyn Volk, bleary-eyed with toothbrush in hand, tossed a pile of clothes into the washing machine, the first of several loads of the day. She glanced at the wall clock that was deliberately set 10 minutes fast.