Falls and older adults

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling — and fall-related problems — rises with age. . . . READ THE REST

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. . . . READ THE REST

The Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults

Like most people, you've probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. . . . READ THE REST

The history of Flag Day

Each year on June 14, we celebrate "Flag Day" — the birthday of the Stars and Stripes, which came into being on June 14, 1777. . . . READ THE REST

Keeping the comfort of all things familiar

When we move from one house to another, our lives are invariably changed. The longer we lived in our old home, the stranger the new one will seem. . . . READ THE REST

Do you have diabetes? Learn more and get help, thanks to the American Diabetes Association and Medicare

Diabetes affects 22 million people in the U.S.—are you one of them? READ THE REST

Looking back on our lives — and looking forward as well

No matter what our ages might be, looking back on our lives is a very common human behavior. But perhaps we shouldn't only be reminiscing. Perhaps we should be looking forward as well.... . . READ THE REST

Finding the Answer to “Now What?” for Your Loved One — and For You

If you're responsible for a loved one who has become dependent due to old age or a disability, "Now what?" is probably a question you ask yourself on a daily basis. . . READ THE REST

Is it time to care for a loved one? We can help!

One of the most difficult transitions in life is moving from the role of being a son or daughter of Mom and Dad to the role of being a care provider for them. Being a son or daughter is forever, but changing roles from being provided for to being the provider is never easy. . . . READ THE REST

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. . . READ THE REST