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How Cataracts Affect Older Driver Safety

November 20, 2020 — Coming up Dec. 7-11 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. It’s a good time to think about any challenges an aging person may have to driving safely. At the top of the list is good vision! Because cataracts are very common among older adults, it’s important to get regular eye exams. During the exam, your... Read More

Could You Benefit From Having a Patient Advocate?

October 26, 2020 — When it comes to healthcare, you most likely have many years of experience talking to your doctors and discussing your treatment. As we age, however, we may face barriers or challenges that keep us from communicating as effectively as we once did or from remembering everything our doctor says. That’s why it’s a good idea... Read More

Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

October 5, 2020 — As we age, our likelihood of having chronic conditions grows. It’s common for older people to be taking multiple prescription drugs to manage or control their conditions. In fact, more than half of all people age 65 and older take four or more prescription drugs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Managing multiple prescriptions, plus... Read More

In Stroke Recovery, the First Three Months are Key

September 21, 2020 — The first three months after a stroke are thought of as the “golden” time for recovery, according to the American Stroke Association (ASA). That’s because at this early stage, the brain can most quickly adjust to the damage done by the stroke so the survivor can learn new ways to do things. Although it’s true... Read More

Your Annual Flu Shot Might Fight Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2020 — Flu season is almost upon us. People age 65 and older are at high risk for flu-related complications, so they are urged to get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. That is especially the case with the added threat of the coronavirus. And this year, when the time comes to get innoculated, there’s yet another... Read More

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Apnea

July 22, 2020 — Are you getting enough sleep? Fully one-third of U.S. adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While some people’s lifestyles may cause them to sleep less than they should, others may have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.... Read More

5 Myths About Aging

June 30, 2020 — Many people make assumptions about aging and how older age will affect them. But it’s important to understand the positive aspects of aging. The National Institute on Aging shares five common myths about aging and older adults – and how healthy choices can help you stay healthy and independent. Myth: The older I get, the... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month – Try Something New!

May 29, 2020 — As Rhode Island and other states approach Phase 2 re-openings of their economies, many senior men may have a hard time pulling themselves away from watching sports highlights and reruns on TV. And, let’s face it, as we get older, it’s easy to wonder, “Why bother?” Well guys, there are lots of good reasons for... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More

May Is American Stroke Month

May 6, 2020 — If you’ve suffered a stroke, you’re not alone. Almost 800,000 Americans experience a stroke every year—one every 40 seconds. More than 7 million have had a stroke in their lifetime, and many are still living with the effects of this condition. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. While the effects of stroke... Read More