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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.

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death
2 years ago

5 Actions to Improve Your Heart Health – It’s a Matter of Life or Death

I have just returned from visiting my family out of town. We celebrated my aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. What an amazing milestone and achievement!

This event got me thinking about family, longevity and the future. After all, almost a million Americans – 920,000 to be exact – will have a heart attack in the next year. Worse, not all of them will have had any warning signs. Read More

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose
2 years ago

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Passion and Purpose

Many women in the Sixty and Me community have dealt with cancer, particularly breast cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time to pull all of our resources together and speak with one voice. Read More

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease
2 years ago

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease

I am a single woman, 68 years old and currently retired and living in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

In 2000, at age 53, I left my corporate job in South Texas and moved to Ras Al Khaimah in the north of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to teach Business at a local women’s college. I was tall, athletic, of normal weight and very flexible as I had practiced yoga daily for 25 years. Read More

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)
2 years ago

Dealing with Post Menopause Symptoms Like Vaginal Dryness (Video)

Everyone knows that the symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and night sweats, impact many women in their 50s. It’s less common to talk about the hormonal and physical changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. In fact, strangely, this topic is a bit taboo. Read More

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them
2 years ago

4 Most Common Post Menopause Symptoms and What You Can Do to Control Them

Life post menopause should not be a time of suffering. Rather, it should be a time of wisdom, freedom and reflection for self-growth. If you find yourself ill at ease with your menopause journey, addressing food and lifestyle changes, alongside any other intervention you choose with the help of your doctor, can be of major benefit. Here, I will focus mostly on post menopause. Read More

Fight Back Against Diabetes After 60 with These Small Lifestyle Changes
3 years ago

Fight Back Against Diabetes After 60 with These Small Lifestyle Changes

Many people over the age of 60 are living with diabetes. There is actually a worldwide epidemic of diabetes, primarily related to various lifestyle changes including obesity, and an increase in sedentary habits. According to the World Health Organization, total deaths from complications related to diabetes are expected to increase by more than 50 percent worldwide within the next 10 years, and by 80 percent in upper to middle income countries. Read More

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: Support Groups, Approach and Techniques
3 years ago

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: Support Groups, Approach and Techniques

Dementia caregivers face unique challenges. They are often so focused on multiple tasks that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s becomes a stressful and high pressure responsibility. So, it is critical to find ways to maintain a sense of balance. Read More

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)
4 years ago

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: What Can We Really Do? (Video)

Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery. Read More

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)
4 years ago

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)

Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day. Read More

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60
4 years ago

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60

Strong, healthy bones allow us to remain active and to do all of the things we dream about in our 60s and beyond. As we age, our desire to experience the world doesn’t decrease. We want to travel, spend time in the garden, socialize and have fun with our hobbies. Most of all, we want to stay independent.

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