Balance Problems Raise the Risk of Falls

July 1, 2022 — We know that falls can be a serious issue for seniors. Falls can lead to injuries that could limit mobility and independence. That’s why fall prevention is something seniors and their caregivers should always keep in mind. One way to prevent falls is to identify any existing balance issues. Balance disorders, also called vestibular dysfunction,... Read More
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Tips for Selecting Sunscreen

June 15, 2022 — Summer is almost here! As we make our summer plans, we might be evaluating our stock of sun protection tools. While the sun does cause our bodies to produce vitamin D, which is needed for good health, we know that too much time in the sun can lead to sunburns and more negative effects of... Read More
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Is It Memory Loss, or an Undiagnosed Vision Problem?

June 2, 2022 — Routine cognitive screenings are often administered to older patients—and if the test shows a problem, the patient may be advised to seek a neurological evaluation. This can cause a lot of anxiety. However, a research team from Australia recently demonstrated that when older adults score poorly on a cognitive test, their thinking might not be... Read More
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4 Things to Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications

May 16, 2022 — As we grow older, medications help us manage our health conditions—but we may, in turn, need help managing our medications! People aged 65+ take on average between four and five different medications, and many take 10 or more. They might be taking prescription medications, over-the-counter preparations, and supplements. The first step in managing our medications... Read More
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May 8 – 14 Is Women’s Health Week

May 2, 2022 — Each year, National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day. This is a great time to encourage the moms, spouses, grandmothers and other women in our lives to focus on their health. Everyone faces health challenges as they grow older, but there are certain special considerations for women. Here are topics older women and their... Read More
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Know the Symptoms of Blood Clots

April 15, 2022 — As we learn about the long-term effects of COVID-19, there is a new complication to consider. According to an April 6, 2022, study published in The BMJ, COVID-19 causes an increased risk of blood clots in the veins for three months after infection, as well as raising the risk of blood clots in the lungs... Read More
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Skipping Your Exercise? What’s Your Excuse?

April 4, 2022 — An ever-growing body of research shows that staying physically active is the top ingredient in healthy aging. Keeping fit when we’re younger builds a solid base for health in our later years—but study after study also shows that it’s never too late to add more movement to our days. For people of any age and... Read More
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Planning for a Sense of Purpose After Retirement

March 15, 2022 — Demographers who are studying the effect of the pandemic on retirement in the U.S. have found that while some older workers decided to stay on the job longer because they liked working from home, or because the worker shortage led to a job they really wanted, many others decided to retire at this time—earlier than... Read More
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March Is National Sleep Awareness Month

March 1, 2022 — Some people seem proud that they get by with little sleep. They speak of sleep as if it were just a waste of time. But research confirms that sleep is vital for good health. It protects our memory, reduces our pain level, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and helps us avoid or manage health... Read More
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Talk to Your Doctor About Driving Safety

February 16, 2022 — It’s one of the most important questions we have to answer as we grow older: “Is it still safe for me to drive?” For most of us, driving has meant independence since we were teenagers. In our later years, we might notice our driving skills are slipping. Maybe we’d rather not think about it. However,... Read More