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February 26, 2018

Why the Flu Is Often Missed in Older Adults By Caregivers

(A longer version of this article appeared previously on BetterHealthWhileAging.net.) You’ve likely heard the news: the flu is pretty bad this year, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirming a higher-than-usual level of illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths.
February 19, 2018

Senior Housing Needs to Increase Its Diversity Competency

(Next Avenue invited our 2017 Influencers in Aging to blog about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. One of the posts is below. We will be publishing others regularly.) With so many […]
February 16, 2018

The Aging and Alone Care Needs and Preferences

In the past year, the aging segment who live without the support of grown children, a spouse or partner makes small gains in awareness from the healthcare professionals. Other than a handful of friends, in many […]
February 15, 2018

Can a Senior Living Community Make a Marriage Better?

Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease and Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk. The couple stays […]
February 14, 2018

Fitness at 50+ — Five Barriers You Can Beat

While exercise is often touted as a fountain of youth, it often gets harder to do as you get older. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also called physiatrists, are doctors who restore and maintain function […]
February 13, 2018

How To Keep Your Loved Ones Independent

INDEPENDENCE AND AGING Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their […]
February 12, 2018

How a Daughter Helped Her Mom Face Death

“I have a question for you, Aim,” Mom said from her blue La-Z-Boy. “How did you stay so positive during everything you went through?” This takes me by surprise. “Uh, Prozac?” I joke, and she laughs.
February 9, 2018

Fall Risks for Older Adults

Activities that take place in the bathroom, such as showering and bathing, are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may […]
February 7, 2018

Caregivers: Dealing with a Fall Risk

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” How many times have we heard comics deliver that line from a now-famous TV commercial? The truth is that a dangerous fall is no laughing matter.  It’s a real […]

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