From the monthly archives: May 2012

As May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, now is a good time to get your blood pressure checked, know your numbers and take action to prevent or control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

The following healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce high blood pressure or prevent the condition from […]

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Aging advocates have long lamented the lack of geriatricians and the general disregard for the reality of aging health- multiple chronic co morbidities – from our medical system which developed to treat acute illnesses. Many things- health care reform, the growing population of older people, more medical/health professionals dealing with their own families – are converging […]

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Approximately 10 million individuals are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or another dementia. Although memory loss is the most common symptom, others include confusion, lack of orientation and changes in personality and behavior. Individuals with AD require escalating levels of care, management and provisions for their safety. Because the disease slowly […]

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The more tech is commercialized, the more researchers ignore it.

It’s so interesting and fun to read about research that is going to help seniors, don’t you think? Reporters love to write it, readers love to read it. Someday, they say and readers agree, there will be tech that will finally help us age […]

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How can I age successfully? How can I really enjoy my years of retirement and maintain good health? These are the questions that are frequently asked by baby boomers and older adults as they plan for retirement. During the past 50 years our understanding and knowledge of aging has increased exponentially. For example, many […]

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Last week, I was privileged to have lunch with several Residents at Willow Valley Retirement Communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   I asked them what they liked most about living in a retirement community.   The most satisfying pleasure, they all agreed,  is meeting friends at meals and having close contact with others involved in similar life […]

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