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Strokes in Adults Under 45

— “He’s too young to have a stroke!” is a common line you hear when someone under 45 unexpectedly experiences one. The risk increases with age, but people of any age can experience a stroke. May is World Stroke Month, and this year we’re taking a look at how strokes affect younger adults and how rehabilitation... Read More

Tai Chi Lowers the Risk of Falls … Among Other Benefits

— The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently confirmed that tai chi can be an excellent exercise to lower seniors’ risk of falling. Researchers from the University of Jaén in Spain examined the data from a number of studies, and reported: “There was high-quality evidence that tai chi significantly reduced the rate of falls by... Read More

Tips to Protect Your Family Members from Accidental Poisoning

— March 18–24, 2018 is National Poison Prevention Week. This event has been held annually since 1961 to raise awareness of the dangers of unintentional poisoning from substances and environmental hazards. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, each year more than 2 million poisonings are reported to the nation’s poison centers—and 90 percent... Read More

“I’ll Sleep On It”: Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

— March 11–17, 2018 Is Sleep Awareness Week Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are several ways that adequate sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain of youth,” protecting... Read More

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Winter Safety Tips

— Brrrr! Much of the country has seen frigid and treacherous weather during the winter’s first weeks of 2018. It’s so important for seniors to take precautions to avoid cold-related illness and injury. Maybe you put on a warm coat and a hat—but what about your feet? Older adults are at higher risk of falling, and... Read More

Top Five Reasons Seniors Should Get a Flu Shot

— December 3–9, 2017 is National Influenza Vaccination Week Every year around this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sends out a renewed call for most Americans to be immunized against the seasonal flu. Even though the general recommendation is to get your Flu shot as soon as it’s available, usually during October,... Read More

Older Eyes: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

— More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people... Read More

Elder Care Planning Is Like Hurricane Planning

— By: Barbara L. Spangenberg,  Elder Care Coordinator Having just weathered Hurricane Harvey, I am struck by the similarities of the emergency planning process – and how it relates to care planning for our aging parents.  My 95-year-old mom learned about planning through her own disasters: she had 20 minutes to plan a San Diego wildfire... Read More

Four Myths About Seniors and Oral Health

— As we grow older, tooth and gum problems are more common. Some seniors think it’s inevitable that they’ll lose some or all of their teeth, or have chronic gum disease. But good oral hygiene and oral care lowers the risk of dental problems—so important because we know today that poor oral health is linked with... Read More

10 Things to Know About Your Aging Parents

— By Trish Colucci, RN-BC, CCM – Aging Life Care Association™ Member Caring for aging parents is never easy, but being prepared for the most common problems and knowing where to go for help, can prove invaluable. So many issues crop up in the aging process: health issues, safety issues, and memory issues to name just... Read More