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Don’t Fall Victim to Package Scams

— A package from a loved one always conveys the warm message of care and thoughtfulness. However, the United States Postal Service cautions that scams targeting people sending and receiving packages are on the rise. Unfortunately, older adults are at increased risk of being victimized by these types of scams. And a recent study by the... Read More

Assistive Gadgets Alleviate Symptoms of Arthritis

— As many as one in five adults in the United States have a diagnosed form of arthritis, a type of inflammation that causes joint pain. Arthritis can make everyday tasks challenging because it causes pain and stiffness in the joints. However, there are many tools designed to help people with arthritis to do everyday things... Read More

Processing Your Grief After a Diagnosis

— A lot changes when someone receives a diagnosis of a serious health condition or disability. There may be changes to a person’s physical abilities, daily life, career, or long-term plans. There’s no wrong way to feel about a big change in one’s health, and complex emotions are expected. It’s important to acknowledge that people may... Read More

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

— Disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires and other emergency situations are all too common these days. In fact, about 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties hit by weather events since 2007, according to disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). That illustrates how these events can impact nearly everyone and... Read More

Ten Bone and Joint Health Resolutions for 2024

— Many of us pledge to take steps to improve our health in the new year. This might be a great one to focus on bone and joint health problems, which are among the most prevalent and debilitating health challenges Americans face. To get you started, check out these ten great resolutions from the American Academy... Read More

Resume Your Exercise Routine

— For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing, and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking, and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to pivot a bit. If it wasn’t... Read More

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Does Not Always Lead to Blindness

— The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises that early detection and today’s treatments for common eye disease among seniors can help stop vision loss. While age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in Americans age 65 and older, seniors who develop AMD should not consider blindness in advanced age to... Read More

“I Quit Smoking … And the Scale Keeps Going Up!”

— One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking. A month into 2023, a certain percentage of smokers who resolved to become former smokers are still sticking with it. But some report that during January, they seem to have gained a few pounds. This is a common but frustrating turn of events... Read More

Winter Safety Tips

— Walking through a winter wonderland is beautiful, but cold weather can be dangerous, especially for seniors. From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real and common. Here are four ways to be safe during the big chill season. Stay warm. Older adults can lose body heat faster and be less aware of being... Read More

Combatting Alzheimer’s Disease Stigma

— With more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 11 million providing unpaid care, the impact of dementia is huge. Between 2000 and 2019, while death from heart disease was declining, death from Alzheimer’s disease increased 145%. But that doesn’t mean people want to talk about it. The Alzheimer Society of... Read More

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