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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. The most common conditions among older adults include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (depression or bipolar disorder).   Anxiety Studies show that anxiety disorders...

  To maintain a healthy body and mind, as you age, regular exercise is essential. In fact, studies have shown that exercise over long periods will produce amazing health benefits for seniors. For example, exercising about 30 minutes a day not only helps older adults maintain independence...

Each year, about 1 million people are treated for pneumonia in the United States and approximately 50,000 die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs which inflames the air sacs resulting...

Many older adults use mobility devices, like walkers and canes, to assist them in walking and to help prevent a fall. However, you may be surprised to learn that from 2001 to 2006 over 47,000 Americans ages 65 and over (129 people each day) were...

When her children were toddlers, our staff member, Kim, had an 80-year old baby sitter come to her home to watch them a couple of days a week. Kim admits Anne was older than a typical care giver but she was in excellent health, thin and...

Last year the flu season was one of the deadliest in decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports influenza killed 80,000 people. Millions more became sick from the respiratory virus and almost one million people were hospitalized. It's a fact that older...

Making friends after 65 can be challenging. After all, the ways in which you previously met friends--usually at work or your children's school--most likely have now changed. At the same time, many of your established friends may have moved to another area or state after retirement. Furthermore,...

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for a STD. Advancing age is not a protection from a STD. In fact, according to a 2015 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, people 50 and over account for an estimated 45% of...

Caregiver burnout, also called caregiver stress syndrome, is being in a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from caring for a family member. Burnout occurs most often in a family caregiver who has no help with providing care. The characteristics of caregiver burnout include...

Having a conversation with your parents about their financial situation can be an awkward and even a taboo topic. After all, like religion and politics, our culture teaches us from a young age not to discuss someone else's money. However, when it comes to finances,...