Caucasian man with finger ache. Arthritis, wrist pain

Arthritis plagues so many of us; over 40% of people over 70 have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It’s not curable, and the most common treatment is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen. But because overuse of NSAIDs can cause kidney problems, many arthritis sufferers seek alternative therapies. Natural supplements like…

Aging in place at home

When we start thinking about senior living options, either for ourselves or for our loved ones, one thing we look for is the “comforts of home.” But what if seniors can keep those comforts by staying in their homes, safely and comfortably, as they age … instead of uprooting and moving to a retirement home?…

How to Get Your Best Sleep in Your Senior Years

  Your sleep is important throughout your entire life, but it becomes even more vital as you age and enter your senior years. Both your mental and physical health depend on your sleep quality. If you consistently skip out on your sleep, you’ll feel multiple aspects of your life suffer. The effects of sleep deprivation…

Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

Spinal tap

My husband, Don, had been experiencing lower back pain and pain in his right leg for quite a while, which was limiting his ability to walk – or even stand – for any length of time. He had tried everything: yoga, physical therapy, steroid injections. He’d even had a revision of an 18-year-old hip replacement…

Woman on night street

  Criminals are opportunists. A lone figure, walking alone at night, especially an elderly person, can seem like an easy robbery target. You probably try to stay out of this situation, but sometimes it’s unavoidable – you had a late-afternoon doctor’s appointment and the parking garage is dark and deserted when you get out, or…

Dementia

Maybe your instincts began to whisper something was happening when your spouse asked you for directions while on a trip the two of you had taken dozens of times through the years.  The forgotten appointments, misplaced keys, and increasing confusion of the last few months suddenly took on a different meaning, and signposts pointing to…

Happy senior woman eating chocolate cookie at home

Sometimes we just feel a little … down. Maybe it’s the weather, or maybe you’ve just had a bad day. You may not feel like it’s enough to talk to a doctor about, or you don’t want to risk taking supplements that might affect your prescriptions or your body chemistry. But there are many natural…

Happy senior couple in love during retirement - Joyful elderly lifestyle with man whispering and smiling with her wife

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou With Valentine’s Day here, your head may be swimming with thoughts of flowers and chocolates, greeting cards festooned with hearts, and romantic candlelit dinners. But before you get caught up in all the…

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