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How to Effectively Manage Your Medications

  The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can making taking the right doses... Read More

The Six Building Blocks of Brain Health

  September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three senior die with the disease of another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country and with an aging population, its impact on society will continue to grow.... Read More

Discussing Aging with an Elderly Loved One

  As our parents or other loved ones age, it’s natural for us to become concerned about their well-being. Are they living safely in their home? Should they consider moving to a senior living community? Is it time for them to give up their car keys? Have they made their medical wishes known to their... Read More

How to Cope When Your Caregiving Duties End

  According the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 34.2 million Americans are providing unpaid care to a loved one age 50 or older. And while caregiving is a demanding role that often increases health risks, once one’s caregiver role ends due to the care receiver’s death, it can leave a hole in the caregiver’s life –... Read More

A Positive Attitude Can Determine How Well You Age

  Many of us, when we face challenges in life, aren’t interested in people telling us to “look on the bright side” or to keep a positive attitude. We want to be acknowledged for our pain and suffering and validated for feeling sad, angry or lonely. When the challenges in life create hardship, it’s entirely... Read More

Are America’s Older Adults Taking Too Many Drugs?

  When we think of a drug problem in America, many think of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine crossing our borders and corrupting our youth. Or the opioid epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. And both of these issues need to be addressed as part of... Read More

Summertime Provides Opportunities to Get and Stay Active

  Physical activity is one of the single most important things you can do for your health. And now that summer is here, there’s even more opportunity to get moving and stay active. Hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, and just walking around the neighborhood all provide great exercise, which can keep you performing at your peak.... Read More

Natural Ways to Help Manage Chronic Pain

  America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In the late 1990s doctors began prescribing opioids in greater and greater numbers, as they were very effective at managing pain and pharmaceutical companies assured doctors that their patients wouldn’t become addicted. Unfortunately, many did become addicted, which led to the current crisis. According to... Read More

Sleep Is an Essential Part of Healthy Aging

  The reason for sleep has been a mystery to researchers for millennia. For many of us, sleep may seem like wasted time. Think of all the things you could be doing, new adventures you could be having and places you could be exploring if your body didn’t get tired each day. But, as it... Read More

Are Memory Issues a Cause for Concern?

  Janet was walking her dog and ran into a neighbor. She started to say “hello” and then realized she couldn’t remember the woman’s name.   We’ve all experienced something similar to the example above. And as we grow older, these kind of episodes may become more common. As you age, you may find it... Read More