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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?
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
11 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
11 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
11 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

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

Are Your Pills Making You Sick?
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

How to Relieve Arthritis:13 Drug-Free Solutions You May Not Have Heard Of
1 year ago

How to Relieve Arthritis:13 Drug-Free Solutions You May Not Have Heard Of

Painful joints and arthritis 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

My Cancer Journey: 10 Weeks in, Here’s What I’ve Learned
1 year ago

My Cancer Journey: 10 Weeks in, Here’s What I’ve Learned

Over the last few years, I’ve led the greatest life. Writing, making films, traveling, blogging and gardening. My husband and I have traveled to Europe, Alaska, Yellowstone, and often to our Nicaraguan jungle reserve. I mothered an orphaned monkey for two years and released her. Read More