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Cats & Seniors

Cats & Seniors

Cats & Seniors¬† Cats make great companions for people of all ages and walks of life. Whether you are a busy single professional living alone in a small apartment in the city, a family with children living in a house in the suburbs or a senior citizen […]

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DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE 7 SIGNS OF IMPENDING URINARY INCONTINENCE?

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE 7 SIGNS OF IMPENDING URINARY INCONTINENCE?

Do you recognize the 7 signs of impending urinary incontinence? Carlos Gabriel, M.D.   1. Nocturia: waking up to go to the bathroom at night. This is one of the first signs of an overactive bladder. In fact, it is so integral to the diagnosis that many […]

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Is it Time to Give up the Car Keys?

Is it Time to Give up the Car Keys?

Is Mom or Dad Having Problems Driving? Signs to Look for and Having the Talk  In the next 20 years, the population of people age 65 and older is expected to reach 70 million. Many of these will be drivers. In fact, right now, there are about […]

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Grieving

Grieving

Grieving Understanding Grief  If you are reading this article, it is likely that you recently experienced a loss or feel you will soon. We know this is a difficult time for you and we hope the information you find here will help you get through this period. […]

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Moving Into an Assisted Living Residence: Making a Successful Transition

Moving Into an Assisted Living Residence: Making a Successful Transition

Moving Into An Assisted Living Residence: Making a Successful Transition-A Guide for New Residents & Families You have made the decision to move into an assisted living residence. Yet you still have many questions. Do I really need the help? Will I make new friends? Will I […]

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Medicines: Understand How to Use Them Safely

When Jerry, age 71, came home from the drug store with his latest prescription, he placed all his pill bottles on the kitchen counter and counted them. “I take five different medications, and you take four,” he said to his wife. “We need a system. We need […]

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Helpful Hints About Your Hospital Stay: From the Admissions Process to Being Discharged

Has your doctor said you need a medical test that has to be done in the hospital? Do you need surgery? Most people worry when they have to stay overnight in the hospital. Learning more about what to expect and about people who work in hospitals can […]

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Topics to Discuss With Your Aging Parents: A Guide on Financial, Legal, Health Care and Long Term Care Issues

Topics to Discuss With Your Aging Parents: A Guide on Financial, Legal, Health Care and Long Term Care Issues

   Face the Facts As we age and live longer, financial, legal, health care and long term care issues affect families, not just individuals. The Eldercare Locator produced this guide to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. The overview below addresses some key areas […]

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Sleep and Aging

Sleep and Aging

  Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired—I need to […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age

5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age

(NewsUSA) – Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. Eating a healthful diet helps keep your body strong and can help reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis. Studies even show a link between healthful eating and longevity. "As we […]

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