Understanding Age-Related Hearing Loss

Hearing loss often stems from loud noise exposure, age, genetics or a side effect of certain diseases. It’s estimated that as many as 50 percent of older adults have a degree of hearing loss and this rate increases with age. As hearing loss often occurs gradually, many older adults do not seek treatment until it’s…

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Why Older Adults Should Spend Time Outdoors

People of all ages can benefit from the natural beauty of the great outdoors! Spending time outside can have physical and mental health benefits. While you may have concerns about an aging loved one’s mobility, outdoor excursions don’t have to be long or out of the way. Benefits of Going Outdoors for Seniors With summer…

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Foot and Toenail Care for Seniors

For most of our lives, foot care is considered a cosmetic issue. Yet as we get older, signs of certain health concerns can emerge through a change in toenail quality. Podiatric issues may have a more pervasive and debilitating effect, influencing a person’s mobility. For yourself or a loved one, here’s what you should know…

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How Seniors Can Avoid Medication Interactions

Medication interactions with other prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, food and beverages are a concern for people of all ages. However, risks increase for older adults, specifically those over age 65 who may be managing multiple conditions. Your body also goes through several physical changes that can alter the effects of certain medications. It’s estimated that the…

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