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Doctors Report Increase in “Broken Heart Syndrome”

October 20, 2020 — 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

September 20, 2020 — 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

The Right Car for Senior Drivers

September 5, 2020 — As we grow older, we experience changes that can make it less safe to drive. Eye diseases, arthritis and memory problems can make it harder to steer, react and make good decisions behind the wheel. Even routine age-related changes in vision, reflexes and flexibility might put us at greater risk of an accident. As seniors... Read More

Is It a Stroke, or Heat Stroke?

August 21, 2020 — 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

Free Resources for a Home Exercise Regimen

August 5, 2020 — 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

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

July 20, 2020 — So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were canceled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? Play It Safe.

July 5, 2020 — Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants are closed, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main risk of contact with the... Read More

Avoiding “Side Effects” of the Quarantine

June 20, 2020 — By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face,... Read More

Helping a Loved One With Dementia Manage Their Money

June 5, 2020 — When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family members often worry about their loved one’s safety. Will Dad go to bed, forgetting the tea kettle is boiling on the stove? Will Mom get lost? Will Uncle Chuck keep trying to drive, even though he’s not safe behind the wheel? Their... Read More