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SDSU Extension Provides Facts On Aging In New Report

January 09, 2019

South Dakotans are living longer than at any point in history. “This is a global trend,” said Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

Older Adults, Health

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Aging Gracefully Expo - Planning Guide for Remote Locations

This guide includes expectations, planning timeline, checklist, evaluation tools, and other items to help with preparation for hosting the Aging Gracefully Expo in your community.

Older Adults

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A Profile of Older South Dakotans

The increase in the number of older people (65+) in South Dakota is arguably one of the most significant social changes of our time.

Older Adults

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SDSU Extension Encourages Families To Discuss Aging

December 18, 2018

As you think about yourself as an older person, what do you see? The answer to this question is likely very personal because everyone has different goals and priorities for themselves and their family, explained Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

Older Adults

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Older Adults

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically.

Older Adults

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5 Myths About Aging

Growing older is one of the few universal experiences. If we’re lucky, we will all experience what it is like to earn a couple wrinkles on our faces and watch our hair gray or have it fall out of our head.

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Estate Planning

The difference between estate planning and retirement planning is subtle, but important. Retirement planning involves planning our financial future once we are no longer employed full time.

Older Adults, Family Finances

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are a part of life that we will all have to face at some point. For example, it may be necessary to take the keys away when it is no longer safe for a loved one to drive.

Older Adults

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Dementia is an umbrella term to refer to cognitive impairment of various types that interfere with a person’s day-to-day function. Researchers project that half of the adults over the age of 85 will be impacted by some form of dementia.

Older Adults

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Can a Person Neglect Themselves?

Would you be surprised to know that self-neglect is the most common form of non-financial abuse? Self-neglect does not involve abuse perpetrated by another person.

Older Adults