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  • Helping Older Adults Deal With Life-Changing Events

    Learn how to help your loved one cope with life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one, newly… emotional and mental health. It can even lead to depression. If you’re a caregiver or if you spend time with an older adult, learn how…

  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… depression symptoms, older adults may: Have delusions or hallucinations. Have memory problems or confusion. Path to improved health Depression is common in adults who are…

  • Sexuality in Older Adults

    As you age, your sexual health will change. But growing older doesn't have to mean the end of sex. You… but you can find new ways to be intimate. Spend time touching, kissing, and enjoying each other’s company. Practice safe sex. Older adults are still…

  • Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Malnutrition in older adults is a serious concern and is often due to low income, medical conditions, disability, social issues,… As the U.S. population ages, malnourishment is a growing concern. Good nutrition is very important for all older adults. It is especially important for older

  • Sleep Changes in Older Adults

    As you age, you may have changes in your sleep patterns. Hormones, lifestyle habits, and certain conditions and medicines can… Most healthy older adults age 65 or older need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel rested and alert. But as you age,…

  • Don’t Miss Your (Flu) Shot

    Dr. Michele Zawora

    Older adults are at higher risk of flu complications, so it’s important for them to get the flu vaccine every… of as a mild illness. Still, it can be very severe for some people. In particular, adults who are 65 years and older have a…

  • Housing Options for Seniors

    A senior living community is a place where older adults live. There are many types of senior living communities. Each… or proper medical care. Below are some options for senior living. Active adult communities Active adult communities are neighborhoods made for older adults. They can…

  • Preventive Care for Seniors

    Preventive services are important for everyone, especially for older adults. This is because your risk for health problems increases as… for heart disease should also be tested. Cholesterol levels are checked with a blood test. Diabetes screening Diabetes is very common in older adults. It…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so… Most prescription drugs are safe and effective when you follow your doctor’s directions for how to take the medicine. Why are older adults at risk…

  • Exercise and Seniors

    Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health. It offers many benefits that will help you live a longer,… Exercise is an important part of nearly everyone’s everyday health. This is true for older adults, too. Experts say seniors should aim to be…

  • You Don’t Have to Handle Dementia Care Alone

    Dr. Jason R. Woloski

    When a loved one has dementia, your family doctor can be a trusted resource and partner in their care… I’m a family doctor who practices in an area with a large population of older adults. People often ask me about memory loss and dementia (particularly…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage… What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It causes you to lose bone mass. Osteoporosis occurs most often in older adults…

  • Edema

    Edema is swelling or puffiness of parts of the body. Edema usually happens in the feet, ankles, and legs. It… What is edema? Edema is swelling or puffiness of parts of the body. Edema usually happens in the feet, ankles, and legs. It also can affect…

  • Exercise: How To Get Started

    Most people should attempt to exercise at least 5 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes at a time… Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. This is especially important if you haven’t been active, if you have any…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under… However, people of all ages can get it. It is more serious for young and premature babies. Also, it is serious for older adults with…

  • Which Vaccinations Do I Really Need?

    Dr. Amra Resic

    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority, but it’s still important to get all of the vaccinations your family doctor… this isn’t just true for the COVID-19 vaccine. I also help my patients understand the importance of other vaccines for adults and children. For example,…

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless legs syndrome is a condition in which your legs feel very uncomfortable when you’re sitting or lying down. It… both men and women and occur at any age (including during childhood). It often worsens with age and becomes a problem for older adults. RLS…

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common… several nights a week and lasts for more than a few months. Many people have insomnia. However, it’s more common in older adults, and more…