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Using technology to locate missing seniors

A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum. Read more

The long-term care benefit many veterans are missing out on

I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father — who served in the Army nearly 60 years ago — into an assisted living facility, and my mom isn’t far behind. Can the VA help? — Seeking Aid Read more

2020 census offers temporary jobs ideally suited for retirees

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs to help collect valuable data for the 2020 census, and retirees are ideal candidates. Can you write a column to get the word out? Thanks for your help! — Census Recruiter Read more

Traveling is a boon for boomers

Baby boomers Blake and Karen Yafuso have hiked Machu Picchu, snorkeled in the Galapagos Islands and rafted whitewater rapids in Washington state. Read more

Column: The magic of divine timing

Instead of feeling disappointed when things don’t go your way, focus on the blessings in your life and trust that something bigger is in store. Read more

Safe ways to get rid of expired, unused medicine

What’s the best, environmentally safe way to dispose of old and unused medications? My mother has a medicine cabinet chock-full of pills, some of which haven’t been touched in 25 years, and I’d like to clean it out for her. — Protective Daughter Read more

Assisted living sans medical care

The patient moved into a large assisted living facility in Raleigh, N.C., in 2003. She was younger than most residents, just 73, but her daughter thought it a safer option than remaining in her own home. Read more

Column: Shopping for adult trikes

What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65 years old and would like to start cycling again, but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust myself on a two-wheeler. What can you recommend? — Ready to Ride Read more

Evaluating seniors before cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. Read more

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