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Making Sense of Different Elder Care Options

Elder care models for older adults vary quite a bit. Most people tend to lump them all into one often misunderstood term: “nursing home.” Indeed, discerning and understanding the different…

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You’re Never Too Old for Good Sex

“We do it every night,” teases an elderly couple in a current TV ad. They are referring to the dishwasher pods they use nightly, but viewers are led to believe…

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The Keys to a Healthy Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Furthermore, the CDC…

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Alzheimer's Disease: Is It Time to See a Neurologist?

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating for both patient and loved ones alike. Sometimes, even getting an accurate diagnosis in the first place is difficult. The first step…

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What It Means to Have a Healthy Old Age

“Sixty is the new 40; 80 is the new 50,” said Dr. Thomas Lawrence, one of two board-certified geriatricians who shared their expert perspectives on aging in a recent Barclay…

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Shedding Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

New year! New beginnings! Same old cold, gray weather and long winter nights. While a new year heralds fresh hope and various resolutions for a new, improved self, most of…

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Seniors Are Alive and Well: Laying the Ageist Myths to Rest

Almost as regretful as the recent death of the beloved entertainer Betty White was the fact that the active, whip-sharp senior was less than a month shy of her 100th…

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Taking a Good Look at Age-Related Vision Problems

Susan was a happily retired 80-year-old, actively volunteering her time and talents in myriad ways. She was a trusted, supportive friend to many, often chauffeuring those younger than she here…

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Demystifying Medicare: A Guide to the ABC’s (and D)

Medicare is certainly complicated! This post explores Lisa Holloway's presentation on the matter.

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