Category Archives for "Medical Matters and Aging Seniors"

The changes in mind and body for aging seniors can be a challenge and confusing. These posts offer information, insight and resources to help seniors navigate the changes and get the care they need.

Medications and Aging Adults

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One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart ailments, acid reflux and digestive issues, diabetes, and so many others that it would be impossible to list them all. […]

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

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Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat – how many of those things do you give any real thought? […]

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

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I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s very sobering, isn’t it? And now, there is a growing number of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s and […]

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

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Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences in men and women in regard to Alzheimer’s has caught the attention of researchers and, according to an article at Great Care, the Alzheimer’s […]

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Is Your Loved One Handling Medications the Right Way?

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Did you know that senior citizens are prescribed an average of 7 (yes, 7) medications to take every day? That’s a lot of information because you know that timing can be as important as dosage. Add to that the instructions that can go with each drug – take on an empty stomach, take with a […]

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6 Ways to Protect your Family from the Flu

6 Ways to Protect your Family from the Flu To some, the fall season is a time to decorate their homes with pumpkins and Halloween lights, to others it is about the leaves falling in their yards, raking leaves and drinking cider by the fire.

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Eating Trans Fat May Damage Memory

Yet another reason to cut back on cookies: A new study shows that eating trans fat – used for decades in margarine and to increase the shelf life of packaged cookies and crackers – may damage memory. Of 690 young and middle-aged men tested, those who reported eating the most trans fat, also called partially […]

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How to Start the Tough Talks

Whether you’re dealing with the challenges of being a caregiver today or anticipating being a caregiver tomorrow, having tough end-of-life conversations prior to times of crisis can make all the difference for both you and your loved one. Initiating an open, honest dialogue early on gives your loved one more control over their own future. […]

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