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Four-Step Plan for Senior Medication Safety

— The medications we take help us manage a variety of health conditions that become more common as we grow older, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and sleep problems. Yet we might take so many medications that managing them is a health problem itself! Our bodies process substances differently as... Read More

Seniors and Epilepsy

— November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Each year, the National Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) sponsors this recognition date to call attention to this brain disorder, which causes an interruption in normal function resulting in seizures. There are many types of seizures. In some types, a person might fall to the ground and experience stiffened muscles, jerks... Read More

Don’t Use a Kitchen Spoon to Measure Medications

— When it comes to the medicines we take, it’s so important to take the correct dose. Too much and we might experience an overdose and dangerous side effects. Too little, and the drug might not work as intended. With pills and capsules, it’s mainly a matter of remembering to take the right number every day... Read More

Savor Senior Spirituality

— Recent studies have shown that aging adults can benefit from reflecting on transcendental thoughts such as beauty, the meaning of life, the things that connect us, our place in the world—in short, the quality that is often referred to as “spirituality” and senior spirituality is especially important. In most cultures, the elders of the community... Read More
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