When a couple has been together for as long as four or five decades, it’s almost as if they don’t know how to live without each other. Sometimes death even follows such a heartrending bereavement; the remaining spouse literally dies of a broken heart. Indeed, a study undertaken by the Harvard School of Public Health…

Elderly people often have health problems that make them more vulnerable to the dangers of summer heat. Some of the additional risk factors include: poor circulation; heart, lung, and kidney disease; high blood pressure; drug reactions that hinder sweating, such as diuretics, sedatives, and some heart and blood pressure medicines; and being highly overweight or…

With summer fast approaching, it is a good idea to be prepared with some basic tips to stay happy and healthy even on the hottest days of the year. Seniors especially should be aware of their increased risk for health problems to arise as a result of summer weather, and should take special care. *Staying…

The following are some answers to commonly asked questions about senior oral health. Is it a certainty that as we age we lose our teeth? Absolutely not. It is possible to keep your teeth for your entire life, with proper care. Consistent and frequent visits to the dentist can prevent and treat gum disease and/or…

In our society, staying active often means driving. As people age, certain actions required for safe driving can often become more difficult, such as turning your head to view oncoming traffic, or braking quickly and safely. Here are some tips which can help older drivers maintain their safety edge while behind the wheel. Keep active…

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