Helpful Website Resources for Fall Prevention

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National Institute on Aging Fall-Proofing Your Home Prevent Falls and Fractures Exercises Osteoporosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Important Facts About Falls What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls Stay Independent: Prevent Falls National Council on Aging This information is shared with permission of the National […]

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Keep Your Eyes On Your Vision

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Because the risks of developing eye diseases often increase as we age, it is very important that everyone aged 60 and above has a yearly eye exam with either an optometrist or ophthalmologist. An optometrist is licensed to examine, diagnose and treat common eye conditions and diseases, and prescribe proper glasses and contact lenses.  An […]

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Dementia…or Not?

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Many people fear that older adults who start to be very confused might have dementia – a slow, progressive decline in one’s ability to think. Besides confusion, dementia symptoms often include short-term memory loss and an inability or refusal to communicate with others. Fortunately, with proper medical diagnoses and treatments, certain dementia-like symptoms can be […]

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Diabetes: The Silent Killer

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Question:  Am I at greater risk of becoming diabetic just because I’m 65? Answer: According to the American Geriatric Society, diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases related to aging. More than 40 percent of all diabetics in the U.S. are aged 65 and above, and this current percentage is expected to increase. […]

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Are You Forgetting to Remember?

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Mild memory lapses are part of the normal aging process.  The types of problems that often arise include forgetting where you left things, your neighbor’s first name, or even the reason you picked up that phone. Such a scenario is quite common with older adults. Although for some seniors, memory problems may be indicative of […]

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Be Sure to Get the Right Amount of Sleep

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Although most retired people are not as busy as they used to be, many report that they get very tired during the day, yet have trouble falling asleep at night. The inability to sleep is one of the most common complaints that older adults report to their treating physicians. Seniors who do not get enough […]

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I Can’t Remember Names – Do I Have Alzheimer’s?

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With the medical community’s increasing understanding of the brain, it is now believed to be normal for aging to be accompanied by: mild memory loss concerning recent events; mild difficulty recalling names; misplacing objects; and slowed thinking (taking longer to find the answers to questions). Dementia is Not Normal Aging When memory loss progresses over […]

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Vision Problems That Accompany Aging

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One thing we can be sure of, our eyes and vision will change as we age. Starting at about age forty, for example, we all experience presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reduced ability of the lens to focus, and is due to lost flexibility in the lens. One symptom of this normal (although frustrating) change is […]

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