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This Is Getting Old Podcast with Melissa B PhD

May 31, 2022

We've all lost keys, forgotten contact details, or missed someone's name. When you're young, you don't give these lapses much thought, but you could be concerned about what they indicate as you become older.

The numbers say that age-related memory impairment affects roughly 40% of older adults aged 65 and above, or...

May 17, 2022

You'll never be completely prepared to place your parents or a disabled loved one in a nursing home. But, it's best to be ready if and when that moment comes. It is estimated that 50% of the older adults in the U.S. will spend at least a night in a nursing home.

However, it's sad to note that many families only check...

May 3, 2022

According to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, almost 600,000 older adults quit driving each year. This makes doctor's appointments, shopping for needs, visiting relatives, and attending social events more difficult for older adults. As a result, they become more isolated, which has a negative impact...