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Will the Flu Bug You?

Will the Flu Bug You?

As people age, their ability to recover and the body’s ability to heal is slower that it was in earlier years. As a consequence, the flu season represents a more serious issue for the older population.  Age plays a big part in determining who gets sick and how ill...
What a DNR is – and is Not

What a DNR is – and is Not

There may come a day when it is impossible for you to speak for yourself. Careful planning while you are at full capacity is the best way for your wishes to be carried out when you are not able to convey your feelings and desires. For example, a Do-Not-Resuscitate...
Signs of Sleep Apnea

Signs of Sleep Apnea

Something that may be obvious but is not often considered sufficiently is the importance of sleep. Of course, sleep is essential for everyone.  It allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day.  Insufficient sleep results in the body and brain not...
A PERS Can Be a Lifesaver

A PERS Can Be a Lifesaver

Personal Emergency Response Systems allow for much more independence for seniors. Technology has come a long way toward providing systems that allow seniors to age in place securely.  Perhaps there is no one in the English-speaking world that does not immediately...
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people 50 and older and impacts 16 million Americans – more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. AMD is a progressive eye condition caused by degeneration of the part of the...
Funeral or Celebration?

Funeral or Celebration?

When a loved one dies, we look for ways to honor them.  So too, we want to give those left behind ways to say goodbye.  Customarily, society has turned to funeral services that are based on religious or cultural traditions to commemorate one’s passing.  But, times...
Gum Disease and Dementia

Gum Disease and Dementia

For those seniors who are dental-resistant, the information in this article may motivate reconsideration of those check-ups.  Those in the 65+ age category face a higher risk for both dementia and gum disease.  And, now we know they can be linked. Recent research has...
Keep Peace in the Family; Create a Will

Keep Peace in the Family; Create a Will

It is all too common that people think that they can put off creating a will until “later”.  As recent events have shown, things happen we cannot anticipate.  The advent of COVID-19 put many families in a situation they never anticipated – the sudden demise of a...