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Our Most Popular Stories of 2018

The Next Avenue articles you read most this year


Next Avenue published nearly 1,000 stories in 2018. Below are the 10 our visitors read the most. Discover something you might have missed or enjoy a previous favorite.

Thank you for reading and supporting Next Avenue in 2018. We hope you’ll join us in 2019!

10. A Triangle of Tragedy in 1968

Looking back on how life was forever changed during that sad spring

Tragedy

9. The Invisibility of Being Old, Disabled or Both

An 82-year-old woman with post-polio syndrome feels erased from society

invisibility

8. How to Cope With a Parent Who Hoards

Hoarding disorder creates special problems for older adults and their loved ones

Hoarding

7. When Siblings Become Estranged

Is ending a relationship with your brother or sister ever the right thing to do?

Siblings

6. 21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

The life lessons this man learned since taking early retirement at 50

retirement

5. The Calming Effect of Therapy Chickens

How the popular birds can offer mental health benefits to older adults

Therapy Chickens

4. What Boomers Should Do About All Their Stuff

The author of ‘The Stories We Leave Behind’ suggests a legacy-based approach

Stuff

3. 5 Life Lessons From End-of-Life Experts

Make sure to do these things while you are still able

Life Lessons

2. The Dementia That Is Often Misdiagnosed

Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, can be particularly hard on loved ones

Frontotemporal Dementia

1. Your Top 10 Objects Your Kids Don’t Want

The author of ‘No Thanks Mom’ tells you what to do with them

Kids Don't Want

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