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Dr. Donald Royall
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Retirement (Overview)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have.


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What did you like/dislike about early retirement?

What did you like/dislike about early retirement?

Various: My medical colleagues who have retired fall into two groups. The first were defined by their careers and when they leave it find a great void in their life and are commonly unhappy. The other group either disliked what they were doing, or more commonly have something important to retire to such as charity work, travel, another job, serious hobbies. These are happy people. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Royall
145 doctors shared insights

Retirement (Overview)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have.


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How can exercise lead to good health at retirement?

How can exercise lead to good health at retirement?

BY PRVENTING DIS: By helping eliminating many self induced chronic diseases, including obesity, frailty, diabetes, hypertension. Plus, being fit will allow you to enjoy activities most consider youthful. Despite modern modern medicines advances, nothing beats exercie and proper diet in maintaining health. ...Read more

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If I go to a retirement home, what will I do all day?

As much as you can : Retirement homes, assisted living or adult homes all offer some assistance with activities of daily living: eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, medication... There are planned schedule of leisure activities daily, and one can choose whether or not one wishes to participate. Most importantly, there are many social activities, entertainment, religious services, movies, exercise classes, day trips. ...Read more

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How does a continuing care retirement community work?

Senior Housing: Continuing care retirement communities (ccrcs) may be worth considering when a senior cannot live independent at home any more. Offering a variety of services within one community, ccrcs guarantee lifetime housing, social activities and increased levels of care as needs change. They range from single-family homes, apartments or condominiums to assisted living and all the way to nursing homes. ...Read more

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What is the minimum age to put someone in a retirement home?

What is the minimum age to put someone in a retirement home?

Nursing home: There is no minimal age for long term care. It depends on the condition of the person and whether they need help with their activities of daily living. Most elderly can stay at home with help. If there is dementia or a chronic disease that incapacitates someone, then speak to your doctor or a social worker and look at what your state regulations. ...Read more

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Why do even older men in academics favor sabbaticals over retirement?

Recommended: Older people should stay involved with their profession. They should continue to propagate knowledge. They achieve great wisdom from experience. Otherwise, they will feel worthless, develop depression, dementia and medical illnesses. They can be most productive in later years as the pressures of earning and supporting family are less. ...Read more

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How can I determine if I need to move to a continuing care retirement center?

Listen.....: Most people will never be honest or realistic enough about what they can no longer do to make that determination. If those close to you start pointing out things you can no longer do on your own, listen up, give it real thought. Not being able to drive safely, prepare foods, socialize, sort out medications--accept it and let others help. You'll end up being loved, not one of the old fart pia's. ...Read more

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Must I be planning financially for retirement now or after the economy improves?

Now if possible: This isn't really a directly medical question, but as a non-financial advisor, it seems to me the sooner you're able to plan for retirement the better--good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a difference in health after having early retirement and forced retirement?

Maybe: I'd think that emotionally and psychologically it'd be more challenging to have been forced into retirement, as opposed to choosing to retire. Emotional/psychological health & wellness can certainly impact physical health & wellness. Either way this person could be fine, but if s/he is "forced" to retire, then it'd probably be helpful to be vigilant about his/her emotional health. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 61 too young for me to start looking for a continuing care retirement community?

Yes, no: It's never too early to plan for the future. Besides thinking about where you want to live, chat w/attorney re legal issues, financial planner re money matters, and your Family Doc about your health to be sure that you're healthy enough to enjoy a quality retirement as you've planned for, worked for & dreamed about. ...Read more