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29 08, 2021

Pain Awareness For Seniors

By |2021-08-30T15:59:01-07:00August 29th, 2021|

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]

30 07, 2021

Living With Multiple Health Problems: What Older Adults Should Know

By |2021-07-30T14:42:01-07:00July 30th, 2021|

As we continue to lead longer lives, we become more likely to develop different kinds of health problems. One challenge older adults, in particular, are likely to face is living with multiple health problems. More than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more ongoing medical problems, such as heart disease, [...]

29 06, 2021

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

By |2021-06-30T12:09:37-07:00June 29th, 2021|

High blood pressure has become an all-too-common problem in America, affecting as many as one in three adults. This is a condition that should not be ignored, as it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. At one time, high blood pressure, or hypertension, was relatively rare. That’s not [...]

28 05, 2021

June is Men’s Health Month

By |2021-05-29T09:50:35-07:00May 28th, 2021|

June is Men's Health Awareness Month So, why should we celebrate Men’s Health Month in June? After all, what makes men any different than women when it comes to paying attention to their health? For starters, many men largely ignore their health – and those that see their physician are often pushed by a [...]

30 04, 2021

Arthritis and Senior Care

By |2021-04-30T15:31:57-07:00April 30th, 2021|

What You Need to Know about Arthritis and Senior Care Arthritis is a medical condition many seniors struggle with.  May is National Arthritis Awareness Month.  Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States? Many seniors struggle with this type of disease. Over 54 million adults in the [...]

31 03, 2021

How to Help Seniors with Allergies

By |2021-03-31T11:43:22-07:00March 31st, 2021|

Everything from the changing of the seasons to a crumb of food can cause a reaction for someone who has an allergy. For seniors, allergies can be especially dangerous. Seasonal allergies alone affect 50 million people in the U.S. Seniors can be affected by these allergies, as well as food, pet, dust, and other [...]

25 02, 2021

Help Seniors Protect Themselves From Scams

By |2021-02-26T17:38:23-07:00February 25th, 2021|

The Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors (And How to Avoid Them) Seniors are often targeted by con artists. Scams are most often conducted through the phone, mail, or internet. The FBI, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Justice Department, and many local law enforcement groups have all made statements about seniors being [...]

31 01, 2021

Tips for Helping Homebound Seniors Stay Active

By |2021-02-01T09:48:51-07:00January 31st, 2021|

Seniors who are homebound face extra challenges. Loneliness, lack of physical activity, and more can become problems. Help seniors stay active. Being homebound as a senior can increase risk of loneliness, stress, lack of physical activity, and more. It’s important for seniors’ health to stay active even if unable to get out. Up to [...]

31 12, 2020

Living with Alzheimer’s

By |2020-12-31T10:33:34-07:00December 31st, 2020|

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to [...]

23 11, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Just the Winter Blues?

By |2020-11-23T17:07:54-07:00November 23rd, 2020|

Is that miserable feeling simply a case of the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an actual disorder that results in a seasonal depression due to a lack of daylight exposure that throws off one’s biological clock (or circadian rhythms). It can cause a drop in serotonin, [...]

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