Image

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.

It’s Not Dementia! 5 Factors That Contribute to Forgetfulness
3 years 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
3 years 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

What Causes Osteoporosis and How to Increase Bone Strength As We Get Older
3 years 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?
3 years 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
3 years 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

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

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?
3 years ago

Is Hearing Loss Making You Anxious?

Are you finding yourself skipping out on dinner invites or other social gatherings? Do you have a sense that others around you are often angry with you or ignoring you? If you answered yes, your anxiety may be related to hearing loss. Read More

Is Dementia a Feminist Issue? This Author Says Yes and Offers Advice for Family Caregivers
3 years ago

Is Dementia a Feminist Issue? This Author Says Yes and Offers Advice for Family Caregivers

Women over 60 are living longer, healthier and better informed lives. In fact, for most of us, maintaining our good health is on our minds every day. Read More

6 Tips for Preventing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather
3 years ago

6 Tips for Preventing Arthritis Pain in Cold Weather

While a cool brisk morning might signal an exciting change in seasons, for older adults who suffer from arthritis it can also lead to painful joint stiffness and inflammation. Why does colder weather seem to amplify aches and pains? Read More