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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.

Surviving Breast Cancer – Learning to Be Flat and Fabulous
5 years ago

Surviving Breast Cancer – Learning to Be Flat and Fabulous

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. Read More

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s
5 years ago

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s

By  •  Family

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. Read More

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends
5 years ago

Endometrial Cancer: A Farewell Ceremony for My Uterus and Her Friends

On the fifth long day after my biopsy, my gynecologist finally phoned. “Barbara,” Dr. Freid said, “the pathology report indicates early endometrial cancer.” Read More

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease
5 years ago

6 Common Myths about Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease

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. Read More

6 Tips to Help Ease Vaginal Dryness in the Menopause
5 years ago

6 Tips to Help Ease Vaginal Dryness in the Menopause

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.” Read More

3 Tips for Managing Skin Tags as You Get a Little Older
5 years ago

3 Tips for Managing Skin Tags as You Get a Little Older

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. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism
5 years ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying Medical Tourism

Medical tourism involves leaving your home country to seek medical or dental care abroad. This is often done for cost reasons. Alternatively, some people simply want to combine their medical procedures with a well-deserved vacation. Read More

Hearing Loss: Common Symptoms and Solutions
5 years ago

Hearing Loss: Common Symptoms and Solutions

You’re a baby boomer. You’re part of the most active and outstanding generation this nation has ever seen. Now, you’re either headed into or are already in your 60s – and you aren’t slowing down. But amidst all this activity you may have noticed some signs of aging. Read More

How to Talk to Your Employer About Hearing Loss
5 years ago

How to Talk to Your Employer About Hearing Loss

Today’s job market is competitive. Because of this, we do our best to avoid showing any signs of vulnerability or weakness. Though hearing loss is a sign of neither, employees can be afraid to talk to their bosses or even their co-workers about it, but shouldn’t be. Let’s look at the facts. Read More

Living Well with Rheumatoid Disease
5 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