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Medical Conditions

Nothing makes life after 60 harder than medical conditions. From post menopause symptoms and Alzheimer’s to hearing loss and mobility issues, we have answers to your questions.

The Next Stage of My Cancer Journey – Chemo Done but Now What?
4 days ago

The Next Stage of My Cancer Journey – Chemo Done but Now What?

I received this email the other day from a friend who is five years past her cancer experience.

“I’ve been thinking of you as you move in to the next stage of your cancer journey. I remember having very mixed feelings at each stage – I was somewhat worried/scared as the treatments lessened.” Read More

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!
5 days ago

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!

As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels. Read More

10 Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors: What to Do When Your Partner Is Sick
5 days ago

10 Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors: What to Do When Your Partner Is Sick

While flu season doesn’t technically begin until the fall, this virus can actually be contracted year round, and adults over 65 are typically more susceptible to complications. Read More

It’s Not Dementia! 5 Factors That Contribute to Forgetfulness
2 weeks ago

It’s Not Dementia! 5 Factors That Contribute to Forgetfulness

You have misplaced your car keys. It is the third time this week. Is this the beginning of dementia? Maybe. Maybe not. Read More

6 Key Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Today to Cut the Risk of Dementia
3 weeks ago

6 Key Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Today to Cut the Risk of Dementia

One of the most positive stories to come from recent large population studies is that the risk of developing dementia is decreasing. Dementia will still affect around one third of people aged 85 and older, but up to a third of dementia cases can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Read More

5 Common Questions That a Geriatrician Is Asked About Dementia
1 month ago

5 Common Questions That a Geriatrician Is Asked About Dementia

Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in the world. It is now incredibly rare to find someone whose life has not been touched by this disease, whether it is a parent, friend, sibling or spouse. Read More

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia
2 months ago

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia

“I’m Losing My Mind”

When my mother began to lose her memory, she laughed about it. “Sometimes I feel like my brain is made of Swiss cheese,” she’d say, “and I keep putting my keys in one of the holes.” Read More

How a Cancer Diagnosis Requires Living in the Present, Looking Towards the Future and Facing the Past
3 months ago

How a Cancer Diagnosis Requires Living in the Present, Looking Towards the Future and Facing the Past

I have written three blog posts about cancer. The first was about the shock and adjustment in the first 10 weeks. The second was about making getting healthy the number one priority. The third was about the liberating feeling of going around bald. Now I feel ready to talk about the deeper effect of cancer. Read More

5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Need to Know
3 months ago

5 Early Warning Signs of Dementia You Need to Know

Last night on Netflix I watched an episode of Frankie and Grace, a show about two older women played by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Read More

What Causes Osteoporosis and How to Increase Bone Strength As We Get Older
3 months ago

What Causes Osteoporosis and How to Increase Bone Strength As We Get Older

When we think of bones, we think of off-white, hard, stiff and unchanging objects. However, our bones are very much a living and dynamic tissue. They provide the structure of our bodies that enables us to move. Read More

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