How Kidney Failure is Linked to Aging

By |2022-04-02T20:56:08+00:00April 2nd, 2022|Health Care|

How Kidney Failure is Linked to Aging  It's no secret that kidney function declines with age. Approximately one-third of all adults aged 75 and older have some degree of chronic kidney disease. However, many seniors may not be aware of the seriousness of this condition or what they can do to prevent it from developing. [...]

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Colon Cancer in Seniors: What you Need to Know

By |2022-02-19T19:25:08+00:00February 19th, 2022|Health Care|

Colon Cancer in Seniors: What you Need to Know Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we want to provide some helpful information to help prevent it, or at least detect it early to provide the best chance of treatment. Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States. It [...]

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What to Know About Lung Cancer in the Elderly

By |2022-01-01T04:00:11+00:00January 1st, 2022|Health Care|

What to know about Lung Cancer in the Elderly Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. The majority of people diagnosed with lung cancer are over the age of 70 years old, and they tend to be more sensitive to the side effects associated with treatment.  While it may seem like [...]

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Mental Illness : A Challenge For Seniors and How You Can Help

By |2021-11-14T21:34:22+00:00November 14th, 2021|Health Care|

Mental Illness : A Challenge For Seniors and How You Can Help Mental impairment can be a difficult subject to approach. It's natural for people to worry about their mental health as they age, especially considering that many of the symptoms are similar to those seen in dementia and Alzheimer's disease. However, it is important [...]

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What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now?

By |2020-06-02T01:36:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|Health Care|

What Could Be the Biggest Threat to Aging Parents Right Now? Everyone is still talking about COVID-19. While states are beginning to relax restrictions, more businesses are opening up, restaurants are allowing diners back inside, and folks are able to get their hair cut and their nails done. At the same time, it's raising questions [...]

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Silver Companions Keeping Staff & Clients Safe during COVID-19

By |2020-08-28T17:10:41+00:00April 27th, 2020|Health Care|

We are rapidly approaching 2 months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and about a month since we have been shelter-in-place. We have all been learning to function in our new “normal”, taking extra precautions, in every area of our lives. Shoppers are wearing masks, businesses are limiting access to the curb, and life as [...]

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3 Tips for Caring for Your Aging Parents When You’re Sick

By |2020-04-07T02:57:50+00:00April 6th, 2020|Health Care|

We live in a crazy time right now, beyond what most of us have ever experienced in our entire lives. Our last pandemic was in 2009, the Swine Flu, which primarily affected children and those under 65 years of age. COVID-19, on the other hand, does not discriminate based on age, and by all accounts, [...]

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5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

By |2020-03-21T23:23:39+00:00March 21st, 2020|Health Care|

5 Tips to to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus A positive approach to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus, as well as other contagious viruses. By now, we’re sure you’ve been inundated by information about the Coronavirus. Your email inbox, newsfeed, and all news headlines seem to all be filled with [...]

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How to Manage Chronic Health Conditions as We Age

By |2020-02-17T17:04:42+00:00February 17th, 2020|Health Care|

Aging gracefully is challenging enough under perfect circumstances, much less when struggling with a chronic condition. According to the National Council on Aging: Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Four chronic diseases—heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—cause almost two-thirds of all deaths each year. [...]

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