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multiple prescriptions

As we get older, we often manage a greater number of daily medications. In fact, 44 percent of men and 57 percent of women older than 65 take five or more medications per week. Many of these medications are essential. Some, such as supplements and herbal products, are taken voluntarily. Others are over-the-counter medicines taken […]

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cooking for seniors

For many people, food is a source of comfort and joy. The smell of a fresh-baked pie can instantly conjure memories of baking with a beloved grandparent. The taste of an expensive cheese might harken back to a honeymoon in France. With its deep connections to memory and community, it’s no surprise that food is […]

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LGBTQ Seniors

LGBTQ seniors have lived through massive societal changes. From the Stonewall riots to legalized gay marriage, America has made huge leaps towards equality for LGBTQ people in the past sixty years.  However, senior LGBTQ people often still face challenges when it comes to finding housing and care. In fact, LGBTQ seniors are four times less […]

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Home Caregiver wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19

Home caregivers offer a vast spectrum of services. They provide a crucial support system for people who find themselves in need of assistance with daily tasks. These services can make a world of difference to anyone struggling to maintain their quality of life. Mobility issues, chronic illness, and age are all factors that might require […]

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Older Women wearing a sun hat for sun safety

With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions loosening, it’s a great time to get outside. However, lazy days by the pool and barbecues in the park present the ever-present danger of UV light. The negative effects of the sun can range from a nasty sunburn to skin cancer.  Seniors are especially at risk for […]

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skin cancer treatments

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Every day, doctors diagnose over 9,500 people in America with skin cancer  — more than the diagnoses for all other cancers combined.  No matter your age or skin tone, no one is immune to skin cancer. However, seniors are especially at risk for developing skin […]

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safety warning sign

There are many ways to stay safe and healthy as we age. Most people’s plans to stay healthy in retirement might focus on maintaining a good diet and regular exercise. But when it comes to staying safe, many precautions fall short. For National Safety Month, consider how you can make your home a safer place.  […]

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Older man who experienced trauma

Life puts us through many ordeals. Over the course of our lives, we must cope with loss, fear, and pain. But some experiences are so distressing that they carve deep into our psyches. When they impact our ability to live healthy lives, they are known as trauma.  Trauma is loosely defined as the response to […]

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Alzheimer's Caregivers

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, the first question on many people’s minds is, “What if it happens to me?” From preventative measures to potential treatments, the focus is often on avoiding the disease or coping when it strikes. But when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the ripples spread out to touch many people in […]

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men's health

As we age, the shifting landscape of health concerns can often become more difficult to navigate. This June is Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, it’s important to focus on how aging presents new challenges in men’s healthcare. Especially given that men are more prone to many health issues than women throughout their lives. […]

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