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Spokane Elder Resource Team sets senior planning workshops - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 PST

A series of senior planning workshops begin next week at two library locations. The free sessions are open to the public and led by the professional networking group Spokane Elder Resource Team.

America's looming Alzheimer's crisis-and how to handle it

Ten percent of those aged 65 and older will suffer from the debilitating effects of this disease. As our population ages, the number of patients with Alzheimer's is projected to rise by a minimum of 13 percent in the next seven years.

Sex and the senior: They're doing it, so get over it

The artist has created works for a new exhibition in Sheffield, England, called The Age of Love, about relationships and intimacy in older adults. This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.

Before You Buy Long Term Care Insurance, Check Out These Alternatives

If you're the proud owner of a long term care health insurance policy, I'll bet you 10 to 1 you heard the phrase "lock in the rates" from the agent who sold you your policy. Thousands of people were told at the point of purchase that it was smart to take out their LTC policies sooner rather than later before the premiums on these policies became prohibitively expensive.

Alzheimer's Day: The journey of caring for one with the disease

At least 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's, according to the Alzheimer's Association [Alexandra Beier/Getty Images] Sheila often thinks back to the day more than two decades ago when her mother, Theresa, sat with her in the driveway outside her home in Kentucky and told her she had taken out a long-term care policy "just in case". "If I get this disease, I'm telling you right now that I don't want to live with my children and I don't want to be a burden," Sheila, who asked Al Jazeera to withhold her surname, recalls her mother saying at the time.

 
 
 

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