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Home Hazards: Keeping Loved Ones with Dementia Safe

Home is where the heart is. It’s also where multiple dangers for seniors exist. For older adults with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, those risks are even greater, as…

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Waking Up to the Link Between Sleep and Dementia

“Sleeping like a baby” is the gold standard in slumber, and for good reason. As we age, getting the recommended 7 or more hours of sleep per night becomes increasingly…

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Feeding the Mind: Good Brain Food for a Healthy Senior

Our brain is the engine that controls everything we do, think, say, feel, both consciously and unconsciously. Yet, it is still an organ in our body like any other. As…

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How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents About Money

An old adage advises that we should never discuss politics, sex, religion or money. Nowadays, these topics are featured in the mainstream ad nauseum (including sex here in this blog).…

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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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