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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 6 Most Known Types of Dementia Any Older Adult Should Learn About
7 months ago

The 6 Most Known Types of Dementia Any Older Adult Should Learn About

Before we go any further, let me start by saying that the risk of you having dementia as you age is much lower than you probably think. Read More

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
7 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

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now
7 months ago

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this post. I figure some things are best kept private – in an era where it is the norm to over-share personal information, I have always believed that you have the right to maintain some privacy. Read More

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?
8 months ago

What is Sarcopenia and How Can Older Adults Prevent its Tragic Impacts?

You may ask, what is sarcopenia? Is it a disease, an insect or food? Is it something we should fear? The answer is, “Yes and No.” Read More

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
9 months ago

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression

For those of you who are fans of good chick movies, Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites. The inimitable Kathy Bates has one of the best scenes in the entire film, when she slams her car into someone else’s and shouts “I have insurance!!!” Read More

11 Natural Constipation Remedies to Try in Your 60s
9 months ago

11 Natural Constipation Remedies to Try in Your 60s

There are seven common problems associated with digestion: constipation, diarrhea, a mix of constipation and diarrhea, gas, cramps, bloat and acid reflux.

Today I want to share with you what I know about constipation, an issue that plagues many women in later life, and how to achieve improved regularity. Read More

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies
9 months ago

The 5 Most Common Senior Micronutrient Deficiencies

You might be surprised to learn that even in developed countries like the United States malnutrition is a serious problem. It’s especially prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, one in three older adults who are admitted to the hospital are malnourished. Read More

Want to Know More About Heart Health? Let’s Start with the Basics
9 months ago

Want to Know More About Heart Health? Let’s Start with the Basics

The heart has long been considered the most important organ in the body.

In the fourth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that our intelligence stemmed from the heart. During the Renaissance, the heart was seen as the center of emotion. Read More

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

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