Seniors often have to encounter transitions. Either the death of a loved one, or leaving work, or even moving to a new city/home. Unfortunately such transitions are actually harder for this demographic and it is exactly these people who are more likely to encounter it. So how can these – often inevitable – transitions –…

Getting older involves many changes to our lifestyles, health and bodies. Due to these changes, some subtle and some less so, we react differently to alcohol and medicines than we did when we were younger. Be aware that this includes the way different medications mix with each other, including herbal products and over the counter…

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…

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