Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
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How Can I Help My Senior Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues?

Ah, the holidays: they’re the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most challenging. For a lot of older adults who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic health issues, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness,…
Senior woman with caregiver
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Can Planning for Senior Falls Actually Prevent Them?

Falls among the elderly are all too common and may have serious outcomes. Taking protective measures is crucial, including examining the home for fall dangers like area rugs as well as other trip and fall hazards, poor lighting, and an absence…
Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
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Turkey with All the Delicious Fixings and… a Trip to the Emergency Department?

Even though we may well envision a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family savoring quality time together and Grandma’s traditional meal, the reality for some families involves something unexpected: a visit…
Mid adult woman embraces her senior mom
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What NOT to Say When a Loved One Is Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Even though you may have been feeling relatively perky prior to that moment, without…
Hands aiming a pistol
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Dementia and Guns: A Deadly Mix?

With a heated level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, it seems impossible to calmly come to an agreement regarding the issue of gun control. Yet no matter which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-mentioned situation…
Senior Man waking up
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Caution: Sleeping Pills May Be Dangerous to Senior Health

Could there be anything better than getting up well rested after a good night’s sleep, completely energized and able to face the day? For some older adults – as much as a third of them – getting sufficient sleep only occurs inside their…
Human brain and jigsaw for Alzheimer's disease in the form of artificial intelligence for technology concept, 3d illustration
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A Radical New Perspective on the Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Change Everything

Thomas Edison's words hold special meaning today regarding the race to locate both the cause and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Each day seems to bring hopeful news…
Hospice Nurse visiting an elderly male patient
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Caring for Seniors: Is It Just the Blues or Something More?

Sleeping problems, not enough appetite, and fatigue are common concerns in one's older years. And frequently, they’re written off as just that. Yet for nearly 8 million seniors over age 65, these signs and symptoms are indicative of something…
Senior couple looking at medicine bottles.
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Orange County Alzheimer’s Care Advice: Should You Try Alternative Treatments?

As the expression goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may easily pertain to the current influx of businesses touting alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions in an effort to cure, or at least…
Senior woman in hospital bed
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Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Are Seniors at Risk After Surgery?

Undergoing surgery for older adults commonly involves some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a significant number of seniors following surgery that we all have to be aware of: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction).…