Third Age Power is a website dedicated to issues and programs affecting seniors and people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens and United Seniors of Oregon in an effort to better inform boomers and current seniors about public policy issues, advocacy efforts, and service programs that impact the older generation.

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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening
More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149674.html (*this news item will not be available after 02/24/2015)

By Robert Preidt
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests.

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News)—Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new… Continue reading »

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U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows
Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149551.html (*this news item will not be available after 02/17/2015)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The Golden Years Don’t Glitter for All

The Golden Years Don’t Glitter for All
Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds.

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News)—People in high-income English-speaking countries tend to grow more satisfied with their lives as they age, but that’s not the case in… Continue reading »

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Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149202.html (*this news item will not be available after 01/28/2015)

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Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia
URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149062.html (*this news item will not be available after 01/20/2015)

By Robert Preidt
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 HealthDay Logo

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