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  • Helping Older Adults Deal With Life-Changing Events

    Older adults must learn to cope with grief as they age… 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 to help your loved one cope with loss.  …

  • An older couple in bed cuddling

    Sexuality in Older Adults

    As you age, it doesn’t mean that you suddenly lose interest in sex. It’s common for people to remain sexually… 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…

  • Portrait of older woman suffering for depression

    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…

  • Senior mother and daughter making healthy breakfast together in kitchen.

    Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults

    Older adults are more vulnerable to malnutrition. Learn ways to prevent it… 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 adults who are ill or have been diagnosed…

  • Older man, who can’t sleep at night, sitting on bed while spouse sleeps

    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 aged 65 or older need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel rested and alert. But as you age,…

  • older couple stretching before exercise in a park

    Exercise and Seniors

    Some form of regular exercise is important for older adults… Exercise is an important part of nearly everyone’s everyday health, including older adults. Experts say seniors should be as active as possible. If you are an older adult, exercise can help you live a…

  • Two older women visiting with nurse in nursing home

    Housing Options for Seniors

    Your housing needs may change as you age. Consider these senior living communities to see if one is right for… 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 care for seniors is particularly important, as health problems increase with age… 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 affects 1 out of every 4 adults…

  • 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…

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones and often occurs in older women… What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It causes you to lose bone mass. Osteoporosis occurs most often in older adults. Women are more likely to have it…

  • caregiver brings senior man a cup of coffee

    Seasonal Elder Care/Checking on Seniors

    Checking on seniors is an important part of their care. Learn steps you can take to make sure they stay… Checking on seniors is an important part of their care. Many seniors live in their homes, and many live alone. Usually these older adults can…

  • A woman puts on compression stockings. Edema is a swelling or puffiness of part of the body, usually the feet, ankles and legs. It sometimes occurs in the face and hands.

    Edema

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

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    Exercise: How To Get Started

    Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. Ask your doctor about how much exercise is… 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…

  • A toddler wears an oxygen mask. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under 2, but anyone can get it.

    RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus. It affects your lungs, making it difficult to breathe. The virus is… What is RSV? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus. It affects your lungs. It makes it difficult to breathe. The virus is…

  • 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… I like to talk through the benefits and potential risks of vaccines with my patients. These conversations help them feel more confident about getting…

  • A photo of female legs isolated on a white background

    Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless legs syndrome is a condition in which your legs feel very uncomfortable when you’re sitting or lying down. It… What is restless legs syndrome (RLS)? Restless legs syndrome (also called RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel very uncomfortable when you’re…

  • A woman lying in bed stares at clock in the middle of the night. Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common in older adults and women.

    Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common… What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. Acute insomnia is short-term…

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

    Pneumococcal vaccines help to prevent pneumonia. Adults 65 and older, for whom pneumonia can be fatal, should get two different… What is a pneumococcal vaccine? A pneumococcal vaccine is an injected medicine that can protect against and often prevent pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is…

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