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Lifestyle Changes to Lower the Risk of Cancer

— According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, only following heart disease. Each year, almost 1,800,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and close to 600,000 people will die of the disease. Just as the CDC’s name implies, “control and prevention”... Read More

February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

— Older adults are susceptible to a number of eye conditions that can damage vision. These include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration, which according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the most common cause of sight loss in people older than 50. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration of... Read More

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift: Better Health

— During February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Gerontologists report that during the pandemic, older couples have been providing a great deal of support for each other’s well-being. At any time, the health of couples can be closely intertwined. For example, the American Heart Association reports that couples often share certain heart-health traits, such as blood pressure,... Read More

Dementia’s Life Lessons: Relationships and Love Evolve

— By Janet Jackson-McCulloch As wonderful as Valentine’s Day can be, it can also serve as a painful reminder of happier times when you love someone with dementia. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that along with my decades of professional experience with this heartbreaking illness, I also understand it on a personal level. My mother-in-law had... Read More

How Can We Avoid Spreading Health Misinformation?

— Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been experiencing another epidemic—this one of misinformation! Spreading unsubstantiated rumors is never a good thing, and in the case of health information, it can be life-threatening. For most of us, it feels good to know we’re sharing factual, accurate information—but how can we be sure we really are? “Health... Read More

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse

— During a visit to their hometown, Dan and Amy visited their great-aunt. Aunt Becky was glad to see them, but they were worried at what they saw in her home. Her usually spotless house was dirty and unkempt. Though she’d always taken pride in her wardrobe, her dress was dirty and torn. She seemed painfully... Read More

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

— For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to pivot a bit. If it wasn’t... Read More

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues?

— From the beginning of the pandemic, much attention has been paid to older adults, who are at highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and who have faced isolation and an interruption to their regular activities as they practiced social distancing. Recent figures show that 75% of people who died from the virus are age... Read More

Did You Resolve to Lose Weight in 2022? Here’s Some Motivation!

— Here’s a common question: “What’s your New Year’s resolution this year?” And a common answer: “To lose some weight … same as last year and, come to think of it, the year before!” It can be so hard to lose weight! If you’re facing this challenge, you’re not alone. More people in the U.S. are... Read More

Help! I Can’t Find a Caregiver for My Loved One

— 3 Important Ways We Can Ease Your Mind By: Janet Jackson-McCulloch  It takes a special person to choose a career as a caregiver. If you’ve ever tried to care for someone in need, even someone you love, for any length of time, you know how challenging the job can be. The hours are long, the... Read More
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