The Good Life: Who cares? Family caregivers do

The Good Life: Who cares? Family caregivers do

In Minnesota, 670,000 people act as unpaid caregivers to loved ones — a challenging trend that's only expected to grow.

My Good Life: Becoming my father's caregiver

May 3
My Good Life: Becoming my father's caregiver
For Sarah Howard, taking care of her dad while he was in a nursing home was a "life-changing," emotional experience.

And my calculated life expectancy is...

May 3
And my calculated life expectancy is...
Want to live longer? For starters, exercise and manage stress.
Business
May 3

Retirees are an anxious bunch

Financial advisers say seniors need to take a deep breath and not make any rash decisions.
The Good Life
May 3

A Minnesota kid, a trap and an outdoors lesson

The author was young and had grand visions, and the west metro of yesteryear was ripe for the taking.
May 3

Hating on the elderly may put you at risk of Alzheimer's

Karma bites back:  Negative views on aging can put you at greater risk of cognitive decline.
The Good Life
May 3

Mayo Clinic study on attitudes toward aging: key findings

KEY FINDINGS2016 goals: 96 percent want to improve their health this year.Barriers: Work (22 percent), expense (14 percent), caregiving (13 percent), sleep (13 percent).Women vs.…
The Good Life
May 3

Mayo survey finds 30-somethings less optimistic about aging

First-ever national survey on attitudes toward health and aging found that Americans in their 30s are the least likely to believe they will age better than their parents.
The Good Life
May 3

U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors

U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors with Alzheimer's and dementia.
The Good Life
May 3

Medication errors: Tips to keep you safe

Medication errors are very common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 82 percent of adults are on at least one medication and…
The Good Life
May 3

Local resources for caregivers

Conference: Caring for a Person with Memory LossWhat: An annual educational conference organized by Prof. Joseph Gaugler of the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing…
The Good Life
May 3

Jim and Meg Clemens: Seeking some relief from the demands of caregiving

"Part of caregiving is being very organized. He's darned lucky he's got me."
The Good Life
May 3

Kathleen Stuck sees caregiving from two sides

"You feel a never-ending guilt that you're not doing enough."
The Good Life
May 3

Faye and Jim Molnau: Enjoying each other's company, with adjustments, due to Alzheimer's

"She came to me and said, 'My thinker don't work no more.' "
Variety
April 20

Gallery: America's favorite pastime

Break out the hats, gloves and sunflower seeds — it's time to play ball. Whether you catch a game at Target or CHS fields or spend summers driving to fields afar to support your own ballplayers, fans will be quick to tell you: Baseball isn't just a game, it's a way of life.
Variety
April 2

Photos: Readers share images from Nye's Polonaise Room Instameet

LAST CALL: It's a sad day in Northeast Minneapolis — Nye's Polonaise Room ends its 67-year run today. Since Nye's announced the closing in late 2014, there's been no shortage of people going through the landmark for one last polka, cocktail and photo. Actually, a lot of photos. The Nye's farewell tour has been a social media gold mine, culminating in an Instameet last weekend coordinated by @northeastminneapolis and @mncommunity. People at the event captured images from every corner both inside and out, and creating and revisiting memories. Like Instagrammer @lordhamlet73 said: People make the places. Here are a handful of photos from the Instameet; to see more, search for #bestofnempls_nyes on Instagram.
Variety
March 25

Gallery: Backyard eggs fill the baskets with color

There's no need to dye eggs this time of year when there are chickens in backyard coops throughout Minneapolis doing the job just fine. Devon Anderson and Michael McNally of Minneapolis have three hens, including Laura, a barred rock hen who's peeking out of her coop. They collect eggs ranging in color from blue and brown to cream. Phyllis Kahn raises hens on Nicollet Island, and one of them produced this peach-speckled egg. A cuckoo Maran kept by Dan Brady and his neighbors in northeast Minneapolis gave us the brown-speckled egg. The small, cream-colored egg is from the barred rock hen kept by Scott Horne and Margie Siegel of Minneapolis.
Variety
March 25

Facetime: A Gathering of Superheroes

A sold-out crowd dressed the part for a Gathering of Superheroes fundraiser for Wishes & More.
The Good Life
February 24

The myth of the midlife crisis

Middle age can be rife with stress, but most of us move onward — and become happier — without a meltdown.
Variety
February 24

'Retired Persons'? AARP aims to change the way we think about aging

How do you persuade baby boomers to take another look at — and consider volunteering for — an organization they probably grew up thinking of as the American Association of Retired Persons?
The Good Life
February 24

It's never too late to change careers

Boomers are seeking a new sense of purpose in their work lives.
The Good Life
February 24

Seniors and fraud: let's talk about it

The growing problem of elder financial abuse is something we all need to discuss.
The Good Life
February 23

Attention, retirees: Social Security loophole is closing

Sometimes when Congress gets around to closing a loophole in some government program, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that it's not just…

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