Open Accessibility Menu

Posts from 2016

  • Multiple Myeloma: What Is It? What Can I Expect? and More Multiple myeloma was once considered a death sentence, but over the past 30 years, things have changed. Although multiple myeloma is still a very serious type of cancer, our ability to treat it is rapidly improving. There are still many things we don’t know about multiple ... Continue Reading
  • Holiday Grief: The First Holiday Without Mom or Dad Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. And dealing with that grief can be twice as hard during the holidays. Whether it’s sudden or as a result of a long illness, the first holiday after the loss of a loved one changes the way a family celebrates a holiday. ... Continue Reading
  • The Zika Virus and Seniors Nearly 40 million Americans travel to countries affected by the Zika virus every year, many of whom are senior citizens just looking to enjoy a warmer climate for a little while. If you or a loved one will be traveling to an area affected by Zika, it’s worth understanding ... Continue Reading
  • Home Care On the Rise to Meet Needs of Growing Boomer Generation Home health services have become the fastest growing industry in America, and it’s easy to understand why. Over the next 15 years, the entire Baby Boomer generation will pass the age of 65. When that happens, there will be nearly 84 million seniors living in America, nearly ... Continue Reading
  • Public Health Campaigns Address Needs of Older Adults Blood shortages. Drunken driving. Childhood hunger. For virtually any significant public health issue, there is likely a public health campaign to address it. And for good reason: Advertising and marketing tactics that have proven effective in motivating consumers to buy a ... Continue Reading
  • Even Seniors Need Good Role Models It’s common to see young people look up to athletes and celebrities, but as we grow older and become more self-assured, many of us lose our role models. But no matter your age, it helps to have someone to look up to as an example of success. This is particularly true for ... Continue Reading
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Life Expectancy & What to Expect Pancreatic Cancer: Life Expectancy & What to Expect Every year, over 53,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of those who are diagnosed, more than three-quarters will die due to the disease. While modern medicine has made leaps and bounds towards alleviating ... Continue Reading
  • Holiday Dishes for Seniors with Special Dietary Needs Holiday Dishes for Seniors with Special Dietary Needs The holidays are the perfect excuse for the family getting together and enjoying a good meal. However, these days, it’s not always as simple as carving a turkey and serving up traditional fare like stuffing or candied ... Continue Reading
  • Growing Community Gardens for Seniors Community gardens are springing up around the United States, giving people of all ages an opportunity to come together and plant foods and flowers that offer numerous benefits to the community. These patches of land in towns and cities rely on citizens to plant and tend to ... Continue Reading
  • The Importance of Sexual Health for Seniors The Importance of Sexual Health for Seniors With the many advances in health care, people are living longer, healthier and more active lives. While such positive trends are definitely good news, they also contribute to additional health concerns for older individuals — ... Continue Reading
  • What You Need for Live-In Overnight Home Care When it is time to consider more than companion care, then it is time for live-in overnight home care , but before you take this step there are a few things you need to have in place before bringing someone into your home. What You Need for Your Overnight Caregiver: ... Continue Reading
  • Breast Cancer in Men Over 50: What You Need to Know Regardless of your gender, every person is born with some breast tissue. While men develop less breast tissue than women, the fact men have any at all means they’re vulnerable to breast cancer. While nearly one in eight women will face breast cancer over the course of their ... Continue Reading
  • Seniors and Prescription Drug Addiction When you think of drug addiction, the first thing that usually comes to mind is usually illegal drugs. Further assumptions that spring to mind is that addiction is a young person’s disease. The truth is, there is a growing epidemic of seniors who are addicted to prescription ... Continue Reading
  • Fiction Reads For Seniors, About Seniors The end of summer means the season for reading is almost upon us. Spending time indoors is much easier with a good book, which is probably why about 70% of seniors cite reading as a favorite activity. For most readers, enjoying a good book is all about being able to project ... Continue Reading
  • How Big Data Is Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors How Big Data Is Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors In health care, big data is a popular topic. With electronic medical record (EMR) use in full swing and advances in a variety of sensor-based technologies, there is a growing wealth of health data available to help ... Continue Reading
Page 1 of 3