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Confusion and Forgetfulness: The Right Diagnosis Is Important

July 30, 2015 — Carolyn was worried about her 82-year-old mother. Mom, always so active and independent, had stopped going outside. Her condo was untidy, and there was little nourishing food in the kitchen. Mom seemed forgetful and her speech was slurred. Carolyn insisted that Mom go to the doctor to discuss the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease. The doctor... Read More

Quiz: Seniors By the Numbers

July 25, 2015 — Quiz: Seniors By the Numbers How much do you know about the senior population in the U.S.? The U.S. Census Bureau knows plenty! Test your knowledge of these facts about our older Americans: 1. How many people in the U.S. are age 65 or older? a. 28.1 million b. 35.5 million c. 46.2 million d.... Read More

Making a Personal Records Inventory

July 24, 2015 — Too often we need some pieces of information when we are least able to think clearly—during an emergency, a doctor’s appointment, at the lawyer’s office, or at the hospital admitting desk, for example. To avoid confusion and a time-consuming search in situations like that, it’s a good idea to get organized ahead of time when... Read More

For Many Seniors, Good Health Is a Balancing Act

July 22, 2015 — For Many Seniors, Good Health Is a Balancing Act According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. Nearly one out of three older adults falls each year. While not all falls are caused by balance disorders, many... Read More

Democrats, Republicans Alike Say Caregivers Need Help

July 21, 2015 — We don’t hear about many issues these days that draw bipartisan support—but a recent poll from the AARP shows that people of every political leaning recognize the need to improve the lot of family caregivers in America. Maybe this is because family caregiving knows no political party. According to the AARP, 42 million of us... Read More

Banish Ticks from Your Yard

July 9, 2015 — This is the time of year when most of us enjoy spending more time outdoors. It’s also the time of year when we should be on the lookout for ticks. These unwanted insect hitchhikers are not only annoying, but can also spread a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and... Read More

Seven Fun Ways to Promote Healthy Aging

July 8, 2015 — We’ve all heard that to stay healthy, we need to exercise more, eat more healthfully, quit smoking and drink alcohol only in moderation. For many of us, healthy lifestyle changes require a sacrifice and may feel like a lot of hard work. We grow weary of hearing people telling us we shouldn’t have that slice... Read More