Boomers

ADVISOR ANSWERS

Q: What is pre-diabetes? How is it different from Type 2 diabetes?
-- Malcolm M. in Boston, Massachusetts

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What can you do to maintain the dignity of your loved one during a hospital stay?

As a nurse, I make it a priority to maintain the dignity of my patients. But to my shock, I was faced with a whole new situation when my mother was hospitalized several years ago and was not able to care for herself.

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Plan now for an Advanced Health Care Directive and Power of Attorney, before you and loved ones need to use it.

Several times a month, a call comes into Elder Law and Advocacy's office in San Diego that goes something like this: "Hello, my wife (husband, or parent) has advanced Alzheimer's disease and her doctor told me I need to get power of attorney. Can you help me?"

Misconceptions about creating and using a power of attorney for health care or finances creates problems for many families. Here's what you need to know.

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Stephen F. Barnes

Living longer, healthier lives, Boomers are rejecting their parents' version of retirement -- and changing their future in the process.

Like every other phase in their lives, Boomers are busy redefining retirement -- "busy" being the key word.

San Diego State University professor Dr. Stephen Barnes, a specialist in adult learning and Boomer issues, discusses some of the many choices Boomers are facing, the effect these are having on the workplace, and the future world Boomers are inventing for themselves.

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Long-distance, long-term care

Q: How can I be an effective caregiver from far away? I don't feel comfortable just jumping in.
-- Ed W., San Diego, California

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ADVISOR ANSWERS

Q: My mom is insured through a Medicare HMO; however, the hospital closest to her home is not in her HMO's network. What do we do if there's an emergency? I don't know if we would instruct the ambulance to go to a different hospital -- is that even possible or advisable? She doesn't want to get hit with a big hospital bill because she isn't covered.
-- Willa M., Rainbow, California

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Can't help beeping? Don't let a hip replacement ruin your trip.

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Air travel security can impact some travelers much more than others -- especially certain seniors. But there are things you can do to help a senior traveler be prepared, and things you can do to help the security process. Problems can arise if the traveler can't handle a long airport walk, or the traveler's stuff isn't organized with security in mind, or if the traveler's body contains some metal that will beep.

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The natural aging process can cause forgetfulness. But there are ways to maximize your memory -- whatever age you are.

With age comes wisdom, and often times so does memory decline. Many people think of memory lapses as a normal part of aging, and others fear the worst: Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. While approximately 1 in 10 people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's and related dementias, the loss of mental acuity can occur in the natural aging process. The good news is that there are ways for people to maximize their memory, no matter how old they are.

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Lay the groundwork for a successful transition when seniors can no longer live at home.

Many boomers will eventually have aging parents who are no longer able to continue living on their own. Facing decisions about when and where to move your parents can be overwhelming. Each step of the process has its own emotional and practical challenges, but thoughtful planning can minimize the stress required to facilitate a smooth relocation.

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You might be surprised to see what the YMCA has to offer. Check it out!

YMCAs are for people of all ages, abilities, and incomes. At YMCAs, both Boomers and older Seniors have a chance to keep active and grow in spirit, mind, and body. New friends and new opportunities add joy to life. The Y also gives Seniors a chance to share their time and talents with others, such as children and teens.

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