Category Archives for "Healthy Aging"
One unfortunate aspect of aging is that living independently can become more difficult. What are some of the warning signs that your mom and/or dad may need assistance? BRUISINGOlder skin bruises more easily and they may not be telling you that they are experiencing falls, bumping into things, or have become increasingly unsteady. A medical […]Continue reading
As people age, their ability to conduct various aspects of routine living may come into question. Too often, however, geriatric assessments of when such thresholds have been crossed are triggered by a crisis, such as a fall, a stroke or another emergency situation. Unfortunately, crisis-triggered assessments may be more complicated to execute and less accurate. […]Continue reading
Expiration Date vs. Shelf Life Shelf life usually refers to the time between a medication’s manufacture date and its expiration date. But a drug’s shelf life can be altered by storage conditions—temperature, humidity, light, and even whether or not the medication is stored in its original container. While the expiration date indicates how long a […]Continue reading
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and kills more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Worldwide, over 46 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s—a figure that’s expected to nearly double every 20 years into the future. Prevention is always preferable to treatment, […]Continue reading
Whether you are planning to remain in your current city or wanting to make a move, determining how “age-friendly” the area is might be one of the most important steps you take to improve your long-term quality of life. WHAT IS AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY/COMMUNITY? These are residential areas designed to make it easy to walk […]Continue reading