Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. There is no way to predict how quickly or slowly the disease will progress or exactly how it will affect someone’s cognitive abilities. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, and there is currently no cure, so one of the best things you can … Continue reading Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

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Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while a lot of attention is given to the importance of early detection and women getting mammograms beginning at age 40, there is less emphasis on older adults. In reality, this population is at increased risk and should continue to be vigilant about breast health. According to the … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors: What You Need to Know

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Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

Music can be a very powerful tool that conjures up a lot of memories. Long after you’ve forgotten the details of an event, hearing a familiar song can bring you right back. Lyrics stick in your mind longer than facts and figures, and you may find yourself singing along to a song you haven’t heard … Continue reading Move to the Music: How Music Can Support Mental Health in Aging

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Summer Safety Tips for Spending Time Outdoors

Fresh air and sunshine can be rejuvenating for the body and mind, but seniors should take caution when spending time outdoors, especially during hot days. High temperatures can increase risk of health problems such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. However, with proper precautions in place, aging adults can enjoy time outside with family and … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Spending Time Outdoors

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