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Lifestyle Changes Can Resolve Late-Life Anxiety

We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, older people have a higher risk of experiencing troublesome anxiety that becomes disruptive to life for several reasons: Seniors experience more losses. Older people suffer

Alzheimer’s: Is a Cure on the Way?

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s. However, drug and non-drug therapies are currently available to help with the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of this devastating disease. In addition, researchers are working to find

Seniors Looking for Love

According to the United States Census Bureau, 19 million unmarried people ages 65 and older were living in the U.S. in 2015. These single seniors made up 18 percent of all unmarried adults in

Assisted Living – Pros and Cons

Many Baby Boomers retiring today prefer to live independently at home for as long as possible. Others choose assisted living for a variety of benefits that are not available to seniors living alone. As

Senior Vision Loss: New Treatments Bring Hope

Older adults with certain medical conditions may be in danger of losing their vision. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma can rob seniors of their sight. Fortunately, recent advances in ophthalmology bring new hope

Senior Scammers – What to Watch For

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that scams targeting seniors are so prevalent that they are considered the crime of the 21st Century. These scams are thought to be low risk crimes because

Senior Quality of Life: Try Music, Not TV

According to an article presented by NPR, Americans are watching more TV than ever. The average person in the U.S. watches more than five hours a day, and seniors are watching even more TV

Are Seniors Over-Medicated?

Medications save lives and play an important role in managing various health conditions. However, they are often overprescribed, particularly for senior citizens. Polypharmacy – the simultaneous use of multiple drugs by a single patient

Memory and Alcohol – Is There a Connection?

Growing older isn’t easy. Aging affects overall health and well-being and increases the risk of various health conditions. One of the most dreaded effects of aging is memory loss and cognitive impairment. Recent research

Vitamin D and Senior Health

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. It is unique among vitamins because it can be produced in the skin with exposure to sunlight. It can also be consumed in food and supplements.
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