• Published On: May 15th, 2018|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    With the majority of older adults taking multiple prescriptions – on average, as many as 14 different medications – it’s important to understand the potential side effects and interactions, and to reduce the risk of overmedication in seniors. While prescriptions are meant to improve health, without close monitoring, they can have the opposite effect. According

  • Published On: February 15th, 2018|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    Anything worthwhile takes time and effort, and that’s certainly true for maintaining a healthy weight. It may seem even more difficult for older adults to lose the extra pounds that can lead to serious health concerns. Research shows that as many as 25% of seniors in America over age 65 are obese, placing them at

  • Published On: January 1st, 2018|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    Many of us feel a bit more sluggish during the shorter days of winter, and older adults are no exception. One possible cause is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which can mimic depression and other mental health conditions, but can also be effectively treated once accurately diagnosed. Symptoms of SAD can vary widely, and may include

  • Published On: November 20th, 2017|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    Holidays are a wonderful time of family togetherness, filled with joyful surprises, delicious meals and treats, and a chance to strengthen family ties. However, a number of factors can interfere with a picture-perfect holiday season for seniors. Families often live at a distance from one another, and travel can be difficult due to finances, health