Your home probably wasn’t built with your aging body in mind. As a woman in her 60s or better, you understand: the lighting is inadequate, trip hazards are everywhere, shelving is either too high or too low and the bathroom has suddenly become an unsafe area.
It always amazes me to hear how many women in the community are hiding depression from those they love. After all, depression is something that impacts most of us at some point in our lives.
It is certainly not something to be ashamed of. It is simply our brain’s response to the internal and external pressures pushing on it.
Dealing with depression is complicated at any age. For starters, depression is not something that you can easily “will yourself out of.” It is caused by a complex combination of biological, social, financial and psychological factors.
In October 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of sixty-nine. In a matter of hours, I was thrust headlong into a whirlwind of doctor appointments, consultations, biopsies, scans and x-rays. Through waves of gut-wrenching vulnerability, I felt my world closing in and choking the life right out of me.
Are you among the one in three adults who have a high blood pressure? If so, taking your prescribed medication every day is vitally important for your long-term health. You probably don’t have any obvious symptoms, but this is one of the most important conditions your doctor will screen you for.
Living with anyone, whether it’s a spouse, parent, or friend is typically packed with challenges as we strive to coexist in harmony. But when that roommate is experiencing cognitive challenges from Alzheimer’s or another dementia, finding harmony can be even more challenging.
On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.”
Memory loss and its effects on a family are often misunderstood. Bringing clarity to the issue is vital to empowering you and those you care about to age well.
Here are 6 of the most common myths about memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
Why is it that, for many people, the subject of vaginal dryness in the menopause is considered a taboo topic?
There are a lot of articles on subjects such as “How to Overcome Hot Flushes” but very little information available on the subject of “What Vaginal Changes You May Experience in the Menopause.”
I’m not the only woman with Acrochordon. This is not wishful thinking. You probably do too. “What?’” you ask. Well, what if I called it skin tags? Ah, yes. Even if I didn’t know the prevalence of the strange–looking little things, I have had friends and acquaintances complain about them for years – and noticed them on many naked necks.