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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...

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...

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...

Ageism is the act of stereotyping or discriminating against an individual or group of people based on age. Unfortunately, older adults encounter ageism on a regular basis. This can take the form of clichés in advertising to snide comments made by family, friends, or the...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about half (52%) of Americans turning 65 today will require long-term care (LTC) and support services. These options include: independent senior communities; assisted living; continuing care retirement communities; board and care homes; skilled (nursing) care...

If you are ready to move from your home, there are several types of senior living options available. This can be a difficult and challenging time for seniors and their families. However, these facilities are designed to meet the specific care, social, and lifestyle requirements...

If you are 65 or older you may find yourself living alone. According to the Population Reference Bureau report, "Aging in the United States," (January 2016) more than one-fourth of women ages 65 to 74 lived alone in 2014. For women ages 75 to 84...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 37% of adults age 60 and over are obese. Weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is...

Many seniors find great value in writing their autobiography. Over time, older adults have acquired a lifetime of memories. Writing about  personal memories and historical events of your life helps to organize your personal story. In fact, a written autobiography will provide more structure to...