As we age many people develop health issues which require the regular use of medications. It is not uncommon for people on medication to need to take several types; some for multiple conditions, and others to ease side-effects caused by the medications and their interactions when several types are taken at once. It is easy…

One of the biggest fears of getting older is becoming a burden.  Increasingly in today’s world the elderly want to live independently.  But that doesn’t help their children if they have to worry the whole time. However, today there are developments that are making this possible.  With a new depth sensor that hangs over the…

A new system cleverly pairs physical activity with mental exercise in a safe, enjoyable experience for elders. Especially considered helpful to seniors suffering from dementia, the system is called BikeAround and joins the use of a stationary bicycle with Google Street View to stimulate the memory and pump up the heart and muscles. Here’s how…

The Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative is seeking to ensure every single person in NYC has access to good dental care. During August, the program – the brainchild of NYU Dentistry – focused on providing assistance to the elderly living in Queens. The Dental Van was stationed in Queens at the Greater Springfield Community Church…

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the benefits and problems associated with the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, many people, especially seniors, are unaware of the benefits they can take advantage of which are contained within the legislation. Older folks in the United States have already saved a bundle on their costs for…

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