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Q: I visited my 84-year-old grandmother in her assisted-living home recently, and she seemed lonely. I visit as often as I can, but what else I can do for her? -- Irene, S., Tucson, Ariz. A: Visiting your grandmother is worth your weight in gold (and platinum), Irene. It's important that you help your grandmother feel less isolated. An AARP survey reveals that up to 33 percent of older...