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Doctors Report Increase in “Broken Heart Syndrome”

— Every so often, we read a poignant news story about a couple, married for years, who pass away only a few days apart. “His wife died from a stroke, and he died of a broken heart,” the story might go. Though that is just a saying, there actually is something to it, report cardiologists. According... Read More

Poison Control Reminders for the Pandemic

— Protecting older adults Medication management can be challenging, and as older adults are quarantining at this time, many lack the support they usually have to ensure they’re taking their prescription drugs at the right time, in the right way. Here are some tips: Have a system to help remember when to take medications. This could... Read More

Staying Positive During Challenging Times

— If you’re like most people these days, you’re spending a certain amount of time fretting. Given what’s going on in the world right now, that’s understandable. But what if you can’t stop the bad thoughts that are going through your mind? In June 2020, a team of experts from the UK studied a group of... Read More

Prediabetes Is a Wake-Up Call

— As experts are learning more about COVID-19, they’ve found that certain underlying health conditions raise a patient’s risk of serious complications and death. Diabetes is one of those conditions. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) explains that while having diabetes doesn’t raise a person’s risk of being infected with the coronavirus, people with diabetes are more... Read More

Free Resources for a Senior Home Exercise Regimen

— Think back a year. What was your usual exercise routine? A twice-a-week workout at the gym? Hopping the bus to a nearby park? A walk with a big group of friends? Your exercise class at the senior center? Sessions with a personal trainer or physical therapist at your senior living community? Most older adults are... Read More

Is It a Stroke, or Heat Stroke?

— Every summer, many Americans suffer from heat-related illness, and experts caution that 2020 will offer extra challenges. People who quarantine in a home without air conditioning can overheat quickly, and many of the traditional spots where we go to cool down may be shuttered. Seniors are at higher risk of heat-related illness, and should receive... Read More

Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

— At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was much publicity about older adults being at highest risk of the serious effects of the disease—hospitalization, needing ventilator care, and death. Then, as some areas of the country loosened social distancing requirements, seniors were urged to continue to stay home. But many younger adults seemed to... Read More

Talking About Walking During COVID-19

— Many of us have felt cooped up during the past few months, spending most of our time indoors as we’ve been practicing social distancing. But we need to get out into the fresh air and sunshine for our physical and emotional health. Is it safe to go for a walk today? It is! Public health... Read More
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