Enhancing safety and comfort for mature drivers [Infographic]
With more features being added to automobiles, all drivers can benefit by learning how these technologies work to influence safety. In particular, it’s important to understand which features may be able to enhance driving abilities for mature drivers and support safe driving over a lifetime. Smart headlights, emergency response systems and reverse-monitoring features rank highest in car technologies that benefit mature drivers according to The Hartford and MIT AgeLab’s Top Technologies fo...
Parkinson's disease management eased by caregiver
For more than14 years, Chuck Holdeman, a 74-year-old man from Bloomington, Ind., has been living with Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic condition which inhibits several types of neurological activity, including motor skill function and cognitive ability. While symptoms and treatment may vary among patients, a care part...
How to protect against identity theft at any life stage
Identity thieves can strike at any stage of your life. However, the more you know, the better prepared you can be to take proactive steps to reduce your risk. For every milestone from graduation to marriage, from buying a new home to joining the military, or even becoming a new parent, identity theft poses a risk. Here's...
Why Alzheimer's should factor into your retirement plan
In an ideal world, you will retire and enjoy many years fulfilling your dreams and spending time with those you love the most. Your retirement years can be some of the happiest and most enjoyable years of your life. But while we all hope for the best outcome possible, it may be prudent for you to plan for the possibility...
Home remodeling tips for baby boomers entering their golden years
As America's 77 million-strong baby boomers reach retirement age, one thing is absolutely clear -- they are not going to quietly retreat into their golden years. The most active generation in America's history wants homes that will support their active lifestyles, and homes that will accommodate the challenges boomers wi...
The aging population: a benefit, not burden
With life expectancy increasing, the percentage of population over age 60 is booming. By 2030, the population over 60 will be growing 3.5 times as rapidly as the total population, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Demystifying Medicare Part D enrollment
With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D Plan can be complicated and time consuming. However, every American 65 and older must enroll in a plan for 2013 by Dec. 7, 2012.
Three dangerous driving distractions that may surprise you
By now, almost everyone knows the dangers of texting or talking on a cellphone while driving. But phones aren't the only distractions drivers should be aware of. Experts say that anything that draws your attention away from the road can be a potential cause of an accident. That includes actions and situations as innocuou...