June Fletcher is a Business Reporter and Editor with a focus on the economy, finance, banking and wealth management for the Naples Daily News. She produces the Minding Your Money web video series that appears in their Business section.

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Empty nesters and seniors need different types of housing as they get older. Will economics allow you to sell your current home for a price that allows you to find another home that better suits your needs?

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Although many seniors will remodel their homes so that they can "age in place," others move to a smaller place in an active adult community, assisted living, or some other form of senior housing. The problem: At least for smaller urban homes and apartments, there will be a lot of competition.

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With some advance planning and expert tips in your arsenal, seniors and caregivers can both enjoy some fresh air, tasty food and good company at backyard barbecues this summer.

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Culinary and elder care experts share their suggestions for lean, easy-to-eat dishes that are perfect for serving up at a summer barbecue.

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As they near the end of their working days, middle-income boomers are discovering that they haven't saved enough. They also may be underestimating how much money they will need to retire.

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Gardening is a popular hobby, but bending, kneeling and working the soil can become physically challenging with age. Discover tips from experienced gardeners on how to adapt this activity to help an elderly loved one continue exercising their green thumb.

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Everyone wants and needs a little sunshine, but the sun's rays can be damaging to an elderly person's skin. Dermatologist Arielle Kauvar talks about ways to protect senior skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays using sunscreen, sun protective clothing, sunglasses and other methods.

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Caregivers should think twice before quitting a job. When caregivers cut their hours or quit their jobs to take care of elderly parents, their own pension benefits, Social Security contributions and retirement savings are impacted.

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Seniors are at a higher risk for overheating and heat stroke for several reasons. Use these tips to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated during the hot summer months.

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Studies that looked at veterans and retired professional athletes found that those who were more likely to suffer blows to the head that cause traumatic brain injury face an increased risk of dementia.

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Aging eyes need special care, but seniors don't always get it. Seniors don't often complain when they can't see well. Seniors should see an optometrist to be sure they receive an accurate prescription and a good glasses fit.

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Middle-age and senior Americans have been disproportionately hit by foreclosure rescue scammers. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim if you are having trouble paying your mortgage.

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More than one in six Americans working a full- or part-time job are caregivers of the elderly or disabled. Working caregivers cost the economy $25.2 billion in lost productivity due to more than 126 million workdays missed.

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Most working caregivers are caring for elderly parents who either live with them or within 10 miles of their homes. Caregivers are spending 13 days a month on errands, and 6 days providing personal services like bathing, grooming, dressing and feeding.

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Humans have large brains, but they shrink over time--affecting areas associated with Alzheimer's Disease. The same isn't true of our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees. Could that shrinkage be the price we pay for a long life?

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After a series of recalls and an alarming rise in adverse events, a new report is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace its 35-year old clearance process for medical devices, such as pacemakers, heart valves and artificial joints.

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Gout, a type of arthritis, now afflicts 8.3 million Americans, mostly men and seniors. Fatter waistlines and hypertension are largely to blame, and the risk increases with age.

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Researchers have found that people who live a long life don't necessarily lead healthier lives than the rest of us-- instead, longevity genes may buffer the negative effects of unhealthy indulgences.

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Finding activities that appeal to elderly men can be tricky, but senior living communities are offering more hobbies and amenities geared towards male residents. See how activity calendars are changing to ensure all residents are content and engaged.

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Family members who are caring for elderly loved ones are contributing more unpaid labor to society than two years ago, and that's straining families to the breaking point, according to a new report from AARP.

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