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Deaths From Falls by Older Adults Sharply Increase
"If deaths from falls continue to increase at the same rate, the U.S. can expect 59,000 older adults will die because of a fall in 2030," said lead researcher Elizabeth Burns, a health scientist at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The chance of falling increases with age, and risk is higher with certain chronic diseases, such as a history of stroke, arthritis, diabetes, dementia and Parkinson's disease," Burns told HealthDay News."
By Kent Allen
Yes, 8-Year-Old Caregivers Exist
"This may surprise you, but about 1.4 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 are caregivers nationwide. Most often, the family member is a parent or grandparent, with a condition such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia, heart, lung or kidney disease, arthritis or diabetes."
"It's not just doing household chores – running errands, cleaning up after dinner, walking the dog or other ordinary and expected contributions to family life. They are caregivers in the truest sense of the definition."
By Anthony Cirillo
For US News & World Report
Navigating The Path To Guardianship For Your Child - It's A Big Deal
It is natural and it does not change whether you gave birth to your child or you adopted them. Rarely, in those early years of child rearing does anyone really consider that they will eventually have to navigate gaining guardianship over their adult child. I know I certainly did not think of it when we adopted our son."
By Tracy John
For Aging Well Denver
What to Do When a Loved One Dies
"When a loved one dies, you might face the overwhelming responsibility of closing out the person's life. There are many things to attend to, from providing a proper tribute to closing bank accounts to canceling a gym membership. And many of the tasks require attention to detail — adding stress to what is already a pretty emotional time."
By Stacy Julien