Meet Sherry B.: A Life Of Gratitude

Sherry B. was born in Cleveland, OH, in June of 1949. She is the 2nd oldest of five children and has one older brother, one younger brother, and two younger sisters. Her brother would lead them on hikes throughout the area, and she recalls hiking to the schoolyard on one occasion, which resulted in her … Continued

Post-Surgical Recovery and Therapy for Seniors

Surgical procedures can pose more risks for seniors than for other age groups.  They are at risk for developing age-related problems from anesthesia and have an increased risk for other complications.  Those who have multiple chronic medical conditions may experience a longer recovery period and require special monitoring during their recovery.  Seniors may also become … Continued

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Importance of Flu Shots for Seniors

Every fall, doctors recommend their patients receive a flu shot.  This advice becomes more important as people age.  September and October may be optimal times to get a flu shot, before there is a large amount of community spread of this respiratory infection.  However, missing that early window doesn’t mean it’s too late for seniors … Continued

Senior Patient Successfully Receiving Her Flu Vaccination

Researchers Believe a Healthy Diet May Reduce Dementia Risk

Dementia is a chronic condition that affects memory, thinking, language, comprehension, judgment, and social abilities. It’s estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. age 65 or older suffer from dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form. The deterioration in cognitive function eventually becomes severe enough to impair daily life. Unfortunately, there is … Continued

The Importance of Medication Management

As people age, they often develop conditions that require them to take medications.  Seniors use more medication than other age groups including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements. However, changes in the body as we age can affect how medications are absorbed into the bloodstream and how the body responds to them. Medications should be carefully … Continued

Arthritis Friendly Exercises Relieve Pain and Stiffness

Osteoarthritis often becomes a health issue as people age. It affects the joints, breaking down the cartilage, causing connective tissue to deteriorate, and damaging the bone.  Joints that are most often affected are the hips, knees, and hands. People can also develop arthritis in parts of their spine. Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and … Continued

women with arthritis does exercises to strength arms

Quality Sleep May Be Challenging for Seniors

Aging adults often experience sleep difficulties. Physical and mental conditions can interfere with sleep, as can medications commonly taken by seniors. Lack of sleep can impact quality of life and raises the risk of accidents and falls in older adults. Long-term effects of sleep deprivation include inability to concentrate, mood changes, memory problems, and a … Continued

Senior man turning off alarm clock

Why Are Seniors Always Cold?

Do you find yourself getting colder as you age? You are not alone. Many seniors struggle with keeping warm, but why do seniors tend to get cold, even when others around them seem fine? Many different factors can cause seniors to feel cold. Let’s Talk About Why Seniors Are Always Cold Slower Metabolic Rate Your … Continued

Meet Rosemary H., Lover Of The Arts

Rosemary H. was born on May 17, 1954, at Los Angeles Doctor’s Hospital. She was the third daughter of four children and had two older sisters and a younger brother. She did not feel like they were poor, but they did not have a lot of money or things. Rosemary recalls owning two TVs that … Continued

Old man and woman doing stretching exercise to help prevent common fall risks for seniors

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