Seniors

Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence

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Don’t Be Embarrassed About Incontinence Do you recognize this sign? Whenever you’re in a public place, you’re scouting out where the closest bathroom might be—just in case. If so, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans are affected by either bladder or bowel incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. One in 3 […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors With the obsession that today’s media has with youth and appearance, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the young who are looking for companionship, that dating is a young person’s game. Well, it’s time things changed. We are all living decades longer than […]

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Lyft Partners with Caregiver App to Transport Seniors

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Lyft Partners with Caregiver App to Transport Seniors Ride-hailing service Lyft said it will partner with a caregiver platform, San Bruno-based CareLinx, to transport the elderly.  Both companies say the service is in high demand for seniors trying to get to medical appointments and social engagements on their own or with caregivers who may not […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving

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Holidays with Seniors: A Successful Thanksgiving It’s Thanksgiving again!  Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts!  Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and […]

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Best Foods for Dementia

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Hippocrates once said “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” In the case of dementia, a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Advanced dementia patients may forget to eat, and eventually don’t feel hunger as a result of depression, medication side effects and cognitive […]

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Dementia: One Name but Many Different Illnesses

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Dementia:  One Name but Many Different Illnesses One of the most common things Primary Care Physicians (PCP) see seniors for is evaluation of cognitive decline.  Often PCPs do not refer the patient out, but instead enter a diagnosis of dementia in the patient record based on the family report and then give a prescription for […]

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8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stuff

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8 Ways to Let Go of Your Stuff Tear down the museum. In my youth, I forged strong friendships and created a history for myself that seemed worth remembering. So I held on to every trinket from my past but in doing so, I didn’t have any room for the present. I wanted to throw […]

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How to Spot Senior Depression

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How to Spot Senior Depression If an older family member or friend becomes depressed, how would you know? Do you know the warning signs that would enable you to spot senior depression in your friends or family members? Senior Depression Can Be Hard to Spot These senior depression findings are important because friends, family members, […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you […]

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