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For most adults, prescription and non-prescription medications provide safe and effective treatment and relief for a variety of medical conditions. However, for people over 65 some medications can cause serious reactions. For example, your elderly dad pulls a muscle working in the garden and takes...

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...

If you are a homeowner who is 62 years or older, you may qualify for a reverse mortgage. This enables you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash. Older adults open reverse mortgages for a number of reasons. Some people use...

According to a May 2018 report from the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pedestrian deaths have jumped 46% since 2009 with approximately 6000 fatalities in 2016. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have not only become more fatal but occur more frequently. The increase is mostly in...

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...

Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterial infection of the intestines. C. diff is a germ that is found in air, soil, water, and animal feces. It is often acquired after a stay in the hospital. Spores can...

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. It is essential for mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. The consequences of not enough sleep...

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to delirium--an altered level of consciousness which causes a state of mental confusion. A medical illness or stressful event--such as a hospitalization usually triggers this condition. In fact, according to the American Delirium Society, almost 7 million Americans who are in...

Hoarding is the inability to discard or part with an excessive amount of items. Hoarders may focus on accumulating particular things such as paper and clothing or amass vast amounts of general clutter and garbage. Parting with these items causes hoarders great distress and anxiety. Hoarding...