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Urinary Incontinence

Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors. But she’s started to have a problem that keeps her from getting out. . . .

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What is a heart attack?

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get enough oxygen.

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Managing safety issues when caring for older adults

Safety is an important issue in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. . . .

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Older people and depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. . . .

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Considering long-term care

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. . . .

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Sleep and aging: Addressing the inevitable changes

We all look forward to a good night’s sleep. Sleep allows our body to rest and to restore its energy levels. Without enough restful sleep, not only can we become grumpy and irritable, but we can also be inattentive and more prone to accidents. Like food and water, adequate sleep is essential to good health and quality of life. . . .

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Quitting smoking when you’re older

If you’re older, you may wonder if it’s too late to quit smoking. Or you may ask yourself if it’s even possible to quit at your age, especially if you’ve tried more than once and haven’t been successful. . . .

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Considering hip replacement?

Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. . . .

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Alcohol and older adults

Adults of any age can have problems with alcohol. In general, older adults don’t drink as much as younger people, but they can still have trouble with drinking. . . .

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What is delirium?

For elderly adults who have dementia, feeling confused may be expected. But when confusion comes on suddenly or if the senior becomes difficult to arouse, this could be a condition called “delirium.” This type of sudden confusion may be the first sign that the person has another illness and needs medical help right away. . .

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