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.

6 years ago

5 Things Every Woman Over 60 Should Do to Prepare for a Doctor’s Visit

I’ve been on both sides of the exam table, as a patient and as a nurse in a busy internal medicine practice. I’d like to share some tips on how to prepare for a visit with your doctor. Read More

6 years ago

The Truth About Lewy Body Dementia: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dementia is largely a mysterious disease. What do we really know about it and its different branches? Join us in conversation with Lori La Bey who talks about the symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia. Enjoy the show! Read More

7 years ago

Being Wanda: One Woman’s Story of Surviving and Thriving After an HIV Diagnosis

“When you’re going through menopause, and you’re a seasoned woman, and you’ve been through three really serious relationships and the last one you thought would be forever, and to wake up alone, and… it’s hard. It really took me a long time to get over that depression. You know, I covered it up with super-volunteerism.” – Wanda for Graying of AIDS Read More

7 years ago

How to Stay Positive after a Cancer Diagnosis – One Woman’s Amazing Story (Video)

A cancer diagnosis is profound. In just a few words, everything in your life is turned upside down. On an emotional level, you are suddenly forced to come to terms with your mortality. On a practical level, you have to make decisions about treatment options, food, drugs, how to tell your family and much more. Read More

7 years ago

Is Your Home Ready for Age Related Challenges, Including Alzheimer’s?

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. Read More

7 years ago

Hiding Depression from the World? Your “Smiling Depression” is Fixable (Video)

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. Read More

7 years ago

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s

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

7 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

7 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

8 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