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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 Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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?
7 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
8 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

6 Key Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Today to Cut the Risk of Dementia
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 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
10 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