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The Agents of Age

“You never hear of a sportsman losing his sense of smell in a tragic accident and for good reason; in order for the universe to teach excruciating lessons that are unable to apply in later life, the sportsman must lose his legs, the philosopher his mind, the painter his eyes, the musician his ears, the... Read more

What’s for Dinner? Five Meal Planning Tips for Seniors

The microwave beeps, I open the door to give my bowl of oatmeal a stir and then add 30 more seconds. I sigh, oatmeal for dinner means my meal planning fell short again. A pantry full of food with everything present but the ingredients needed to make that delicious dinner I “pinned” to my dinner... 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

3 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that predominantly affects postmenopausal women.  A decrease in the body’s estrogen levels leads to low bone mass which in turn increases the risk of fracture.  According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately of 30% of postmenopausal women in the United States have osteoporosis and of these, 40% will sustain at... Read more

Heart-health and the Matthew Perry Factor

According to the American Heart Association, it is estimated that over 40 million adults over the age of 60 have heart-health disease. And it continues to be one of the leading causes of death among the elderly. These facts probably aren’t shocking to you, as you have likely already heard something similar more than once.... Read more

Heart Month: More Than Chocolate and Roses

Did you know that February is the month dedicated to focusing on your heart health? This time each year, the American Heart Association works to raise awareness about heart disease, since it is currently responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United... 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

9 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Today marks the first official day of fall! Here is a list of fall-centered senior activities that will help you take full advantage of the beautiful changing... Read more
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