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November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

— Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Every year in this country, about 218,000 cases are diagnosed, and about 150,000 people die of lung cancer. What are the symptoms? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some people have symptoms related... Read More

Give Your Thanksgiving Plate a Healthy Makeover

— Every year, families get together on the fourth Thursday of November to catch up on their lives and to reflect on the things in their lives for which they are grateful. But let’s cut to the chase. For most of us, Thanksgiving is all about the feast! The roasted turkey with our favorite stuffing—or stuffings,... Read More

Supporting Caregivers Is Everybody’s Job

— November is National Family Caregivers Month. In the U.S., more people than ever before are providing care support for older relatives and friends. They are helping loved ones manage their health care and medications, assisting with the activities of daily living, making sure their loved ones are safe at home, or serving as an important... Read More

Managing and Preventing the Complications of Diabetes

— November is National Diabetes Month. This year’s theme is “Take Diabetes to Heart,” reflecting the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is only one of the health problems made worse by diabetes. Read our Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes during this holiday season.  More than 30 million people in the U.S. are... Read More

Avoiding “Elderspeak”: Respectful Communication with Older Adults

— A nurse comes into a senior patient’s room and says, “Are we ready for a shower?” “How are you today, young lady?” says a senior care aide says to a 90-year-old resident. A volunteer at an adult day center watches participants at a Senior Prom event and exclaims, “Aren’t they just adorable?” If you’re a... Read More

Do Your Brain a Favor & Defeat Social Isolation

— Much recent research has shed light on what’s been called an “epidemic” of loneliness among seniors. A recent study from the University of Michigan found that 25% of older adults reported feeling lonely. We know that loneliness is a health problem—experts have called it “as bad for our health as smoking or obesity.” In particular,... Read More

I’m a Long-Distance Caregiver! Now What?

— “I would be glad to drive Mom to church on Sundays if only I lived nearby.” “If Dad hadn’t retired to Florida, I could still help him fix things around his house.” “The folks are all the way across the country, and they seem lonely. I wish I could drop by a few times a... Read More

Studies Confirm Sensory Loss Raises Risk of Dementia

— Vision problems, hearing loss, and a diminished sense of touch, taste and smell all become more common as we grow older. And so do Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Is there a connection? Scientists have long suspected that there is, and recent studies are helping to explain it. In September 2019, University of... Read More

Warn Seniors About Social Security Scams

— Social Security is the major source of post-retirement income for most older adults, so if a senior receives a call from the Social Security Administration (SSA), they are likely to pick up the phone and listen! But the SSA is warning seniors that these days, con artists have been impersonating SSA officials to steal the... Read More

Experts Offer New Insights into Senior Driving Safety

— The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries through research and education. The foundation has conducted many studies on older drivers, with the two-fold mission of extending the driving years of older adults, while ensuring they are safe drivers during those years. The emphasis... Read More
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