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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Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t have to slow you down. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, seniors can make the most of every stage of their life. September is Healthy Aging Month and a wonderful time to reflect on what is going well, and where there are opportunities for improvement. There are many … Continue reading Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

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Independence Among Seniors

Nothing beats the comforts of home, so it is not surprising that an AARP survey revealed that approximately 90% of American seniors wish to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Aging in place offers a wealth of benefits, such as: Familiarity: Seniors are intimately familiar with the layout and organization of … Continue reading Independence Among Seniors

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Managing Pain with Aging

Experiencing occasional aches and pains is a normal part of aging, but discomfort usually resolves relatively quickly. You may be sore for a day or two but then get back to your regular activities. When pain lingers for three months or more, it may be considered chronic pain. Chronic pain can disrupt seniors’ lives and … Continue reading Managing Pain with Aging

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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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5 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Health

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t have to slow you down. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, seniors can make the most of every stage of their life. September is Healthy Aging Month and a wonderful time to reflect on what is going well, and where there are opportunities for improvement. There are many … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Health

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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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Making In-Home Care More Affordable

Many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. It is comfortable and familiar. It is filled with memories. They may have already paid off their mortgage. But as they get older, living alone can become more challenging and unsafe. Sometimes families recognize these issues first but are hesitant to … Continue reading Making In-Home Care More Affordable

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Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

One of the joys of being an adult is having the freedom to do as you please. Many seniors prefer to age in place in order to maintain as much of their independence as possible. But with aging, some tasks can become more difficult. You may worry about your aging parent’s safety in certain scenarios. … Continue reading Independence Day: 4 Ways to Help your Aging Parent Maintain Their Independence

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