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A man from Orono sits with a head full of electrodes that will monitor his brain activity while undergoing a sleep study at St. Joseph Healthcare Center for Sleep Medicine in Bangor.

Clinical trials are often short on seniors

Older adults are often not included in research studies to any significant extent. This is especially true for cancer patients in their 70s and 80s.
It was a night for old rockers and the fans who love them when Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart came to Bangor.

Here’s to old rock stars and the fans who love them

When it comes to getting down with their favorite rock icons, today’s Baby Boomers are totally up for it.
Eleanor Cain, 81, of Brewer performs at senior centers, clubs and other venues in the Bangor area. Cain has been belly dancing since she was in her 30s and continues to learn new steps and choreographies.

At 81, this Brewer belly dancer is still perfecting her art

The soul of authentic belly dance is in the Middle East, and Cain honors that tradition, with her costumery and technique, when she dances at area senior centers and other venues.
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.

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.
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.

Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter

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

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.

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.