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Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun?

January 16, 2022 — The debate over guns has heated up during the past few years. But one thing most everyone on the firearm ownership opinion spectrum agrees about is that sometimes it is unsafe for an individual with mental illness to have access to guns. What about older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia? Researchers from the... Read More

Fire Safety Experts Share Post-Holiday Safety Tips

January 1, 2022 — In 2020, many families decided to forego their family holiday celebrations in order to avoid exposure to COVID-19. This year, with the vaccine available, more families have decided to get together. But since we skipped last year, our skills might be a little rusty! Hmmm, how long do I cook my turkey? And where did... Read More

Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise

December 20, 2021 — Finland is known for valuing healthy, active living. And did you know that with the exception of Japan, Finland has the fastest-growing percentage of older adults of any country? University researchers in Finland are drawing on many studies of its older population to learn the best ways to keep seniors healthy and independent. Since December... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Senior Safety

December 1, 2021 — Santa is making his list and checking it twice. This holiday season, make your own list—of emergency preparation plans, that is! Are you shopping for your older parents, grandparents or other senior loved ones? It can be hard to think of the perfect gift. A tie, a fruitcake, cologne, a gadget that they are unlikely... Read More

A Flu Shot Reminder for Heart Patients

November 21, 2021 — When it comes to vaccines, most of the conversation these days concerns shots to protect us from COVID-19. People who are living with a heart condition are at higher risk of both contracting the virus that causes COVID, and experiencing serious illness when they do. But this is no time to overlook the importance of... Read More

Tell Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine Practices

November 3, 2021 — Today, many people are using health care approaches that are not considered to typically be part of conventional medical care. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), these products and practices fall into three categories: Complementary practices are used along with conventional medicine—for example, massage after surgery. Alternative medical practices are used in... Read More

Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google

October 20, 2021 — Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites. “The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say researchers from Washington University School of... Read More

A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam”

October 2, 2021 — Judy’s phone rang early one morning. “Grandma?” the caller said. “This is your grandson.” “Well hello, Morgan! It’s good to hear from you,” said Judy. It had been a long time since her college-age grandson had called her. “Grandma,” said Morgan, “I need your help. I’m in the hospital in Mexico with COVID and I... Read More

Peace Aging Care Experts Founder Trish Colucci Barbosa Receives Ann Klein Advocate Award from Community Health Law Project

October 1, 2021 — Trish Colucci Barbosa, founder of Peace Aging Care Experts and senior healthcare advocate, has received the Ann Klein Advocate Award for her work in care management. Barbosa has always been interested in healthcare and care management, beginning her career in nursing before moving into insurance case management. After using her skills to help her son... Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

September 20, 2021 — Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start to feel better, it’s OK... Read More