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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Understanding Balance Issues In Older Adults

While older adults can experience balance issues after a fall and subsequent injury, the source of most balance problems are related to the inner ear. This can result in a spinning or uneven sensation, even when sitting down. Roughly eight million adults experience a balance disorder. For adults 65 and older, about 25 percent have…

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Footwear for Seniors to Prevent Falls

Falls can have dangerous consequences for older adults. A fractured hip or broken arm can affect a senior’s quality of life and potentially be fatal. While fall-related injuries are often associated with uneven or slippery surfaces, footwear can also play a role. Shoes should be comfortable, provide traction and fit well to help reduce fall…

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Yardwork & Gardening Safety for Older Adults

Yardwork and gardening offer many physical benefits for older adults. These tasks get the body moving and keep the mind engaged. Yardwork and gardening can also lessen stress levels and improve overall mental wellbeing! Yet overexertion from weeding, pruning and watering can result in back pain, sore muscles or a slip and fall injury. To…

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