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Is It a Stroke, or Heat Stroke?

Aug 1, 2020 — Every summer, many Americans suffer from heat-related illness, and experts caution that 2020 will offer extra challenges. People who quarantine in a home without air conditioning can overheat quickly, and many of the traditional spots where we go to cool down may be shuttered. Seniors are at higher risk of heat-related illness, and should receive... Read More

Social Distancing Lures More Seniors Across the Digital Divide

Jul 15, 2020 — To find a paradox in senior well-being, we need look no further than today! We know that staying socially connected is vital for the mental health of seniors. And yet, social distancing is the key ingredient to help them avoid the coronavirus. Not long after social distancing began, we quickly saw news articles about older... Read More

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Jul 7, 2020 — So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were canceled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

Helping a Loved One With Dementia Manage Their Money

Jun 15, 2020 — When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family members often worry about their loved one’s safety. Will Dad go to bed, forgetting the tea kettle is boiling on the stove? Will Mom get lost? Will Uncle Chuck keep trying to drive, even though he’s not safe behind the wheel? Their... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

Jun 1, 2020 — When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles... Read More

May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

May 15, 2020 — When it comes to stroke, what you don’t know can hurt you! We’d like to clear up eight commonly held myths about stroke: Myth #1: The symptoms of stroke are all the same Let’s start with this one, because recognizing the symptoms of stroke and getting prompt medical attention is so important! Maybe you have... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others — healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers — are all heroes, and let’s not forget to honor and thank... Read More

Could Your Loved One Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Apr 15, 2020 — These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! The coronavirus outbreak, politics, the stock market, added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members … we can all be excused for being fretful. But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder, and... Read More

How’s Your Handwashing Technique?

Apr 1, 2020 — It’s always a good idea to practice proper handwashing technique, and most of us know we should do it. Handwashing lowers the risk of many types of diseases. But with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, there’s a new emphasis on this very important way to stop the spread of the disease, which is especially dangerous for... Read More

Meet Your Kidneys: Two Little Organs That Do a Big Job

Mar 15, 2020 — March is National Kidney Month. During February, we celebrated National Heart Month, and this month we’re focusing on kidney health. It’s appropriate that these two recognition events are close together because kidney health and heart health are closely related! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that damaged kidneys can put extra stress... Read More