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The Most Important Vaccinations for Older Adults

Published: August 5, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with flu season just a few months away, now is a good time to review essential vaccinations for seniors. Research tells us that many seniors aren’t getting the vaccinations they should and yet, they are one of the age groups where vaccines are most important. As we age,… Read More

Older Adults Using Technology to Lead Better Lives

Published: July 5, 2019

Personal technology is playing an important role in improving the lives of older Americans. A study conducted by University of Exeter researchers concluded that adults aged 60 to 95 who received computer equipment and training “had heightened feelings of self-competence, engaged more in social activity, had a stronger sense of personal identity, and showed improved… Read More

Using the Creative Arts to Help People Living with Dementia

Published: June 20, 2019

Most people are familiar with the power of the arts to transform lives and alter one’s perception of the world. Many of us have had the experience of having a book, movie, or play provide a springboard for future dreams and aspirations. Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a favorite song… Read More

Managing Your Medications

Published: June 5, 2019

The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can make taking the right doses at… Read More

Does Memory Loss Mean You Have Dementia?

Published: May 6, 2019

Have you had the experience of meeting a neighbor on the street and not been able to remember their name? Or run to the grocery store to pick up some items you need and once there, forgotten what you went there for? People of all ages experience memory loss at times. And lapses in memory… Read More

How to Create a Life of Balance

Published: March 20, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, one in three adults age 65 or older falls. And the consequences of falling also increase as we age – seniors are much more likely than their younger counterparts to experience a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury after a fall. The CDC… Read More

Exercises for Those Who Have Mobility Challenges

Published: February 20, 2019

Most everyone is aware that to age well, it’s important to exercise. But what can you do if you’re living with arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical activity, either because it’s painful or under the mistaken belief that exercise will worsen their condition. The… Read More

Breathe Easier While Living with COPD

Published: January 21, 2019

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease are rising; currently about… Read More

Keeping Holiday Spirits Bright in the Midst of Challenges

Published: December 5, 2018

For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and sugar plum fairies dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,… Read More

Is America Overmedicating Its Seniors?

Published: October 20, 2018

One of the most common aspects of growing older is the likelihood that we’ll be taking more prescription medications. While this may seem intuitive, that number of medications seniors are taking is beginning to alarm America’s physicians. In one instance, a woman was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, making it difficult for her to… Read More