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Women at the age of menopause or older are at increased risk for developing a urinary tract infection. UTIs in older women are harder to identify and harder to treat than in younger women, but preventive steps can help minimize your risk.
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UTIs can be more dangerous, harder to cure as we age

In the catalog of age-related indignities, the humble urinary tract infection, or UTI, may not seem like a very big deal. But the truth is that, for women in particular, UTIs become much more problematic as we age. They’re easier to acquire, harder to identify, more challenging to cure and more dangerous if left untreated.
Pat Guerard of Portland, Connecticut, has spent the past year touring the country in her hand-crafted &quotGypsy caravan" she named Wandering Rose. The caravan was constructed by John Kaznecki of South Thomaston.
POLL QUESTION

Her ‘retirement home’ is a Maine-built tiny house on the open road

“I told my daughter she needed to give me two years to explore, and then I’ll be ready to settle down,” Pat Guerard, 62, said.
New research from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that small- to medium-sized businesses — those with five to 250 employees — are least likely to offer retirement-savings plans.
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Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter

Americans are more worried about retirement, and they’re getting less help saving for it.
DEAR LIZ

I don’t trust my ex to parent our kids safely, what do I do?

One mom worries about the safety of her kids after her ex-husband suffers a major medical event that leaves his ability to parent safely in question.
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Researchers find new early clues pointing to onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have identified hearing loss, verbal fluency and hospitalization as new factors that can provide clues about cognitive health and aid in early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
People climb rocks to get a better vantage point of Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park.
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National Park Service to increase prices of senior passes eightfold

On Aug. 28, the National Park Service will increase the price of its lifetime senior passes from $10 to $80.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Living with the wilder side of my life