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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

October 7, 2019 — According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, nearly one million Americans live with the disease and another 60,000 are diagnosed with the disease each year. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. Despite extensive research on the subject, we still don’t know for sure what causes Parkinson’s disease. Many believe that... Read More

The Importance of Fall Prevention

September 5, 2019 — Fall is just around the corner, which means Falls Prevention Awareness Day is almost upon us. Every year, on the first day of autumn, which this year falls on September 23, the National Council on Aging brings awareness to this important topic, which directly affects more than one in four older adults each year. According... Read More

How to Safely Manage Your Medications

August 5, 2019 — The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can making taking the right doses at... Read More

How to Help a Loved One Living with Depression

March 20, 2019 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of poor health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are living with the condition, which is characterized by persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness, lack of energy, and loss of interest in activities that once brought a person joy. WHO experts say... Read More

Some Forms of Memory Loss Are Treatable

March 5, 2019 — As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to become more forgetful – you may find it harder to remember the name of that great movie you saw last year, or the perfect word to express a certain thought or feeling may come to you more slowly. Is this just the normal signs of aging or... Read More

Five Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter

November 20, 2018 — Many of us use winter as an excuse to stop exercising, stay indoors and maybe even isolate ourselves from others. This is a bad idea. Both physical activity and staying socially active are essential elements in aging well. But winter can present a greater chance of falling, due to icy sidewalks and streets, making staying... Read More

This Holiday Season, Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

November 5, 2018 — November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their faith, their families and their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, once January 1 rolls around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if... Read More

Improve Your Heart Health

October 22, 2018 — Heart disease remains the #1 cause of the death throughout the world. The good news is that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. Here are just some of the ways you can improve your heart health and reduce your risk of a cardiovascular... Read More

Limited Mobility Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Get the Benefits of Exercise

September 20, 2018 — We’ve discussed the importance of exercise for aging well before. But what about those living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or another mobility-limiting condition?  What can they do to keep fit? The good news is that exercise can be done by almost everyone. Many people living a chronic condition may restrict... Read More