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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.

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable
5 months ago

5 Ways to Fend Off Chronic Illness or Make It More Manageable

I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way. Read More

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?
5 months ago

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?

According to a study by the American Association of Consultant Pharmacists, the average 60+ person in the United States fills upwards of 15 prescriptions a year. That leaps to 18 or more as we age. Read More

Bald, Bold, Brave and Beautiful – What Losing My Hair Meant During My Cancer Treatment
5 months ago

Bald, Bold, Brave and Beautiful – What Losing My Hair Meant During My Cancer Treatment

“You will probably lose your hair in about two weeks,” the nurse casually remarked. I was furiously taking notes in the chemo class. Read More

Steps You Can Take to Manage Hypertension and the Medicine You Need to Take
6 months ago

Steps You Can Take to Manage Hypertension and the Medicine You Need to Take

My very first blog for Sixty and Me was published about a year ago, and it covered hypertension. Since then, there have been some important developments in how high blood pressure is defined and how it is treated.

That’s why I thought it fitting to revisit this important topic to help celebrate my first anniversary with the Sixty and Me community. Read More

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
6 months ago

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too? Read More

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis
6 months ago

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis

Painful joints were traditionally treated with oral painkillers such as acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen or stronger anti-inflammatory drugs.

These are now discouraged following concerns that they may affect your liver and kidneys, as well as increasing your long-term risk of heart attack or stroke. Read More

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