Undergoing surgery for older adults always involves some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a substantial number of seniors after surgery that we all should be informed about: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD occurs in more than 25% of seniors in the days and sometimes even weeks after non-cardiac surgery, and can present […]
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Telephone cons intended for seniors are nothing new, with an astonishing $36 billion lost every year to financial abuse. And the current senior fraud scheme circulating is difficult for most older adults to identify until it is too late. Center for Elder Law and Justice attorney Nicole K. Parshall explains, “There is always a new […]
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At an early age, we learn the tale of George Washington’s misadventure with the cherry tree and his bold admittance to his parents, “I cannot tell a lie; I chopped down the cherry tree!” Truthfulness is embedded within our character, and in many cases telling a tiny white lie can wrack us with guilt. But […]
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Probably among the most noble and admirable choices adult children will make is to open up their house to an aging parent. Our parents raised and took care of us when we needed help and support, so it seems like a no-brainer to reciprocate when it becomes unsafe for Mom or Dad to live alone. […]
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The significant effects of staying physically active throughout the aging process are remarkable; however, for people that have Parkinson’s, it could truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several recent studies are exposing direct links between exercise and Parkinson’s, including the largest clinical study thus far, in which patients who exercised a […]
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Remember weekend dinners at Grandma’s, whenever the whole family came together round the table to have a hearty meal, conversations, and laughter? Unfortunately, with many families now living far away from their older members of the family, along with so many urgent needs pulling us in numerous directions, it is difficult to continue this tradition […]
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For those who follow the latest research in Alzheimer’s disease, we are all too familiar with amyloid plaques, the troublesome buildup thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. But is it possible that the buildup is, in fact, helpful? Neuroscientists Rudolph Tanzi and Robert Moir, from Harvard’s influential teaching hospital, Massachusetts General, are making breakthroughs with […]
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