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Is It Forgetfulness – Or Something Else?

You totally spaced the name of your nephew. You missed paying that bill last month. You can’t remember how to add a photo to your Facebook post. Your forgetfulness is happening more often. Is that normal – or should you be concerned? Many people worry that forgetting things is the first stage of some form... Read More

Short Order: Healthy Meals on the Go

The new school year is coming up fast, which means packed days and hurried evenings. As the days grow literally shorter with fall and winter approaching, it’s easy to let go of the healthy habits built up over summer: the fresh fruits and veggies, the outdoor activities, and the extra time just hanging out with... Read More

7 Ways to be UV Safe

Summertime arrives and everyone is singing the Beatles classic “Good Day Sunshine.” Though the sun brings us many gifts, like vitamin D and possibly lowering blood pressure, its ultraviolet (UV) rays can be dangerous, causing burns and cancer. UV radiation is produced by the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds. In honor of... Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

It’s official! With the summer solstice, the long summer days are here. So, it’s a perfect time to honor National Great Outdoors Month by going outside. Here are five ways you can explore the diverse landscapes the U.S. has to offer. Play in a local park. Getting outdoors can be as simple as heading to... Read More

Look Around to Support Within

May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America wants you to challenge yourself by seeing how your outside world impacts your inner mental health. So, take a moment to consider your surroundings. How do you feel when you look at your surrounding environment? Do you feel safe? Is there a grocery store nearby? Is... Read More

Name Your Healthcare Agent

Imagine this scenario: You or someone you love has a car accident. The doctors are ready to provide treatment and have a couple of different options; they need someone who can authorize the medical care. But the person who needs care is not conscious. Who would make the medical decision? National Healthcare Decisions Day is... Read More

Brain Injury Awareness: Prevent TBI in Seniors

More than 5.3 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities. For people 65 years and older, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant problem, sending more than 80,000 seniors to the emergency room every year. Falls and vehicle crashes are the leading causes but, regardless of the cause, age negatively affects outcomes and recovery from... Read More

Promoting Senior Independence

The end of February marks the end of National Senior Independence month, but not the end of helping older loved ones maintain their autonomy. By 2050 the number of U.S. adults will reach 88.5 million; most will want to remain in their homes, living life on their terms. We can all help make that possibility... Read More

4 Questions for Your Doctor About Exercise

Are you one of those who made a New Year resolution to exercise more? In a recent survey, 52% of respondents said that was their goal. It’s not too late to start, but it is important to start safely – especially if workouts are a new activity or if a lot of time has passed.... Read More

Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter solstice is finally past, which means days will grow longer, chasing the darkness away. But the solstice also brought us winter, and reports predict ongoing arctic blasts and life-threatening cold conditions. Cold weather is especially dangerous for older adults, who are more vulnerable to hypothermia, frostbite, and falls due to snow and ice. Here... Read More