Doctors and nutritionists tell us healthy eating is an important part of staying independent and engaged in our lives. But is healthy eating for older adults different than healthy eating in general?
How old is too old to drive safely? Have you ever driven up behind a slow, elderly driver and vowed to quit driving before you reach that age? I have, and now I am that age.
Are you afraid of falling? With falls being the leading cause of injury to senior citizens, it is more important than ever to address fall prevention in older adults.
Senior phone scams are on the rise. Most of us know we shouldn’t give out personal information like Social Security or Medicare numbers to people who call us, no matter how official they might try to sound. We’ve heard the spiel enough times to feel confident we wouldn’t let ourselves get taken by phone scammers….
The aging process is relentless when it comes to our skin, especially during the double threat of winter: dry, heated indoor air and dry, cold outdoor air.
Learning about my ancestors has been such a wonderful journey into the past. And I can reach into the future for those long gone and let their grandchildren and great grandchildren know about them.
I have been a senior citizen for quite a while (octogenarian here) and I have a few gift ideas that won’t cost my loved ones any money.
I wasn’t really surprised at my diagnosis of Prediabetes shortly after I turned 79. After all, my brother and one of my uncles had Diabetes Type 2 for much of their shortened lives. Sadly, they both succumbed to complications of the disease.
You know those sayings you’ve heard your whole life, like “A stitch in time saves nine” and “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? As I look back over a lifetime, I realize how relatable some of those archaic sayings have been to my life.
It has never in history been easier to reach out and touch someone than it is today, yet health care professionals continue to sound the alarm about epidemic levels of chronic loneliness and its potentially devastating health implications.