For many years there has been a dichotomy among experts about what is better for seniors: to quit driving and risk losing independence or to surrender their ability to do things alone while decreasing real potential risks. One of the problems is that this issue is not even brought to the table, by loved ones….

Although seniors might not be affected by the flow of the school year, they are certainly affected by the great weather summer brings. When warm weather arrives the words ‘summer vacation’ often pop into our consciousness, biting us with the desire to go places and do things out of the ordinary routine. Visiting one or…

Discrepancies in medication dispensation is a problem that can lead to severe issues and even fatalities. Solutions have to be found and this issue is especially prevalent with the elderly. One possible solution that has been proposed is systematic education and reminders. This is because they can decrease the amount of prescriptions required in emergency…

Today, people who reach age 65 can expect to live an additional 20 years. Knowing what to expect from the last two decades of life can help you stay as healthy as possible to enjoy those golden years. It is eminently obvious that living well means making healthy choices such as not to smoke, to…

Unfortunately, statistics attest to the fact that close to 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s caretakers such as children or siblings, understandably, have a very difficult time. In Waukesha, Wisconsin, there is now a care center that is providing a much-needed break to those caretakers. A place is being provided for seniors with Alzheimer’s to…

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