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Health Precautions for Older Adults Against COVID-19

Health Precautions for Older Adults Against COVID-19 As the coronavirus continues to spread, public health officials warn that adults 60 and over and those with underlying conditions remain the most vulnerable to the disease, even though it infects people of all ages. Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mainly spreads through close contact with people, older … Continue reading “Health Precautions for Older Adults Against COVID-19”

Caregiving During Coronavirus

Caregiving During Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for caregivers to provide in-home care to older adults who are at a higher risk of contracting the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises adults over 65, especially those with underlying health conditions, to stay away from crowds and keep a … Continue reading “Caregiving During Coronavirus”

Dementia or Alzheimer’s During COVID-19

Dementia or Alzheimer’s During COVID-19 With the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic continuing to disrupt lives around the globe, caretakers must use extra precautions when caring for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) has upset daily schedules, caregivers have the daunting task of explaining to those with a dementia-related illness why they … Continue reading “Dementia or Alzheimer’s During COVID-19”

Tech Trends in Senior Care

Tech Trends in Senior Care When most people think of senior care, they tend to imagine sedate retirement homes that offer institutional meals along with the occasional opportunity to participate in bingo, arts and crafts, and other “age-appropriate” social events. But that picture is becoming outdated, thanks to recent technological trends and advances that are … Continue reading “Tech Trends in Senior Care”

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration A new study found that older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who kept their scheduled eye doctor appointments over two years had better visual outcomes than those who missed just one appointment. Keeping appointments with an ophthalmologist plays an important role for AMD patients, according to the University of Pennsylvania School … Continue reading “Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

Worried You Can’t Afford Health Care? You are not alone

Worried You Can’t Afford Health Care? You are not alone A large number of adults in their 50s and 60s plan to put off retirement or are thinking about delaying it, to keep their employer’s health insurance, according to a national survey. Nearly half (45 percent) of participants in the National Poll on Healthy Aging … Continue reading “Worried You Can’t Afford Health Care? You are not alone”

2020 Age-Technology trends

2020 Age-Technology trends Innovative technology is giving an upgrade to the look, feel, and function of hearing aids, medical alert wearables and other traditional devices associated with older adults. What’s more, a growing number of older adults are connecting to this new technology and reaping health benefits from digital devices. Voice-enabled home assistant devices, for … Continue reading “2020 Age-Technology trends”

2 Special Coronavirus Q&A Events on Thursday, April 23

2 Special Coronavirus Q&A Events on Thursday, April 23 Thursday, April 23, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Call 855-274-9507 toll-free 1 p.m. ET — Coronavirus: Supporting Loved Ones in Care Facilities Experts at this live Q&A event will address your questions and concerns related to protecting, supporting and remaining connected to loved ones … Continue reading “2 Special Coronavirus Q&A Events on Thursday, April 23”

Reducing Inflammation

Reducing Inflammation When making a list of plant-based products that help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, turmeric usually ranks at or near the top. Turmeric joins celery juice, poke (diced raw fish), matcha (powdered green tea leaves), and Kombucha (a fermented sweetened black or green tea) as one of the most popular natural health … Continue reading “Reducing Inflammation”