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Health Maintenance: 5 Considerations

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With Thanksgiving Day now in the immediate rear-view mirror, the holiday season is in full swing.  One of the many joys of the holidays is the opportunity to visit family members and spend time with loved ones.  This time is also a great opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the health and wellness of our... Read more

Atrial Fibrillation: 5 Things You Should Know

September is set aside as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.  Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) that affects mostly the adult population, and the prevalence is rising.  In fact, by the year 2030 it is predicted that over 12 million Americans will have the diagnosis(1). Let’s take a closer look... Read more

Let’s Talk About Bone Health

When was the last time you thought about the health of your bones? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men worldwide over 50 years of age will develop an osteoporotic fracture within their lifetime.* Given how commonly this occurs, let’s take a deeper dive into bone... Read more

The Importance of Vision Health for Older Adults

I’ve previously written about the importance of vision health, especially when it comes to eye diseases such as glaucoma that can benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Because vision is so important for a high quality of life as seniors age, let’s take a closer look at some key points about vision and what seniors... Read more

Four Things You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

More than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Chances are almost all of us know a loved one or friend who has been affected by this neurodegenerative disease. Living with dementia is a tremendous challenge for the affected individual and his or her family. Roughly 11 million Americans provide uncompensated care... Read more

4 Essentials for Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Did you know that over 10 million individuals worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease today, and about 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed each year. For these individuals and their families, Parkinson’s Disease is a life-changing diagnosis. While much progress has been made with research in understanding the disease, we sadly still do not have a... Read more

How to Organize Your Medications {Free Printable!}

Last week, I discussed some tips to help with spring organization for your home. Today, I wanted to provide a few more tips on managing and organizing your medications. For many seniors, medication management is an important component of care. Updating and reconciling medication is more important than an organization system, however, the right organization... Read more

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that more individuals die from kidney disease each year than from breast or prostate cancer?* Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common among seniors, some experts believe approximately half of individuals over age 70 are affected.** If not properly managed, CKD can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), at which time individuals will... Read more

How to Cultivate Healthy Sleep Habits

Blustering 40-50 mph winter winds shook my window panes. I lay awake listening to the wind howl outside my window.  Normally, I’d roll over and be back to sleep, but lately, those middle-of-the-night wakings mean I’ll toss and turn for an hour or two. Sleep, getting enough of it, can seem like a never-ending battle... Read more

How to Prepare for a Snow Emergency

Currently, the Northeast is bracing for a winter storm. As I make preparations, mainly making sure I’m stocked in snacks and hot cocoa, my mind turns to the most vulnerable and the added layer of difficulty and danger that is faced when a winter storm hits. The best recommendation is to prepare in advance as... Read more
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