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Carol Marak

Aging Advocate

Carol Marak, aging alone advocate, columnist, speaker and editor at Seniorcare.com. A former family caregiver, who earned a Fundamentals of Gerontology Certificate from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and writes about personal concerns while growing older.

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says...

The aging population rapidly increases and between 2015 and 2050, the number of older adults will double from about 12%...

Family members at times take on the role of caregiving suddenly, assuming the tasks of helping a loved one without...

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in...

An Aging Matters reader asked, “I would like Information about paying high dental costs. Do people have two dental policies?...

In the aging process, an older person can adapt and handle the physical and mental challenges of decline if they...

Have you heard of the term Elder Orphan?  It’s a new way of framing categorizing who are aging alone.  I...

It’s no secret that I run a Facebook group for people growing older at home. It’s geared to the individuals...

Most of us want to age-in-place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects the quality of life for...