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Reasons to Show Your Older Brain Some Love

Jun 15, 2021 — If we live long enough, we’ll notice changes in our memory and thinking. Or maybe our spouse or another family member will be the ones to point out these changes. In any case, it’s important to be aware of changes that might mean something is amiss, and which should be reported to the doctor, such... Read More

Things to Talk About During Your Father’s Day Call

Jun 1, 2021 — Looking for a great topic of conversation for your Father’s Day call? June is Men’s Health Month, and there’s a lot to discuss! As the pandemic is slowly winding down, many of us are taking assessment of our health. Older loved ones may have been sheltering in place for months, and they may have been... Read More

Is It Safe to Exercise With Arthritis?

May 15, 2021 — May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Over 54 million people in the U.S. are living with arthritis, and with the aging of our population, that number will grow. Arthritis is the general term for a group of more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or the tissues around the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common... Read More

Your Spring Diet 2021: More Challenging, But More Important, Than Ever

May 6, 2021 — A year into the pandemic, are you struggling with the notorious “quarantine 15”? A lot of older adults report that they are carrying around some extra pounds these days. It’s not surprising, as many of us are stuck at home, unable to access many of our usual exercise activities, and perhaps turning to food for... Read More

Are Your Devices Making You Lazy?

Apr 15, 2021 — By now, most of us know that getting enough exercise is vital for good health and optimal aging. More people today are at least making an effort, setting aside time several times a week to get some physical activity—a minimum of 30 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise is a good rule of thumb for... Read More

Egg Safety for Easter and Year-Round

Apr 1, 2021 — Easter eggs have been a tradition for a long time. But when it comes to the health benefits of eggs, research teams have been throwing eggs at one another’s studies for some time! Perhaps you’ve been following the ongoing debate? For years, dietitians recommended that people eat eggs only sparingly, as eggs are very high... Read More

Lowering the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

Mar 15, 2021 — March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Month. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein, usually in the lower leg, thigh, pelvis or arm. This clot can cause temporary or permanent damage to the vein where it forms. And if a clot breaks free and travels through the bloodstream into the... Read More

Loss of Smell Often Overlooked

Mar 1, 2021 — In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors noted that a loss of smell was a noticeable symptom. Dr. Carl Philpott of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK has studied this effect for months and learned that while the loss of smell during a cold or allergies is caused by congestion,... Read More

Gout Is No Longer “The Disease of Kings”

Feb 14, 2021 — Gout is a painful type of arthritis that most commonly affects the joints of the big toe, but might also affect the ankle, heel, knees, wrists, fingers, or elbow. Like other joint diseases, gout can be painful and disabling—yet people with this condition sometimes fail to seek treatment due to misinformation. In previous eras, gout... Read More

Immunize Older Adults Against Fraud With a Dose of Information

Feb 1, 2021 — Con artists often take advantage of events in the news as they create bogus schemes to part us from our money. And what has been a bigger news story than the COVID-19 pandemic?  Scammers have been busy. They’ve been selling phony preventative and treatment cures, masks with impossible powers, and useless disinfection devices. As soon... Read More