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.
As older adults we have to pay close attention to our bodies’ needs for water to avoid dehydration and the complications dehydration can cause in seniors.
Do you ever think, “If I only had known then what I know now”? When I was a child I sometimes experienced what they called a “trick knee” which would “go out” and cause intense pain. I never went to a doctor for it since it happened so infrequently. Later, in early adulthood, my doctor…
When I was a kid, a hand-pushed carpet sweeper was a welcome replacement for dragging our rugs outside and smacking them with a rug beater. Now I have this little robot vacuum, the Ecovacs Deebot N79S, that does the work for me.
It’s so important to keep eating healthfully, especially as we get older. But aging can make it more difficult to keep up with a garden and still attend to all of the other chores that keep a household running smoothly.
New Medicare cards will be mailed to all Medicare recipients beginning April 2018 and continuing through April 2019. New enrollees will receive the cards first, followed by the rest of the country.