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Older Adults and Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol at any age can cause health problems. Since older adults take more medication as they age and alcohol can affect drug interactions, drinking can be more dangerous for older persons. Learn about the effects of alcohol as we age and what to avoid.
Elder Lawyers a Valuable Resource
Attorneys who work in the field of elder law have knowledge of older adult issues as well as the myths related to competence and aging. Learn about their areas of expertise and when to utilize the legal assistance they can provide.
Taking a Reality Check
Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities (or get stuck and mourn the lack of enjoyable activities) after we retire that we forget to take a reality check on how we are spending our precious time. We canít change the past but can learn how to make our futures ďall they can be.Ē
Sore Feet Fixes
Many of us have had problems with our feet, but as we get older the problems seem to become more numerous: everything from heel pain to an ingrown toenail. These ailments can affect our mobility and independence so itís important to learn how to address them soonest.
Aging Vision Loss and Protecting Our Independence
More than 3.3 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision and blindness, but we need to realize that serious vision loss is not inevitable as we age. Learn the warning signs and what we can do to prevent vision problems.
Exercising Safely as We Age
Learn the warning signs while exercising - when pushing too hard and when to call the doctor. We need to be careful and safe while we are making efforts to improve our health.
Readers Weigh In
No matter what kind of concerns we experience as we age, we need to recognize that "we are all in this together." If an issue doesn't affect us directly, it probably has affected a member of our family, a friend or a loved one. Learn what some of our readers have to say!
Phobias in Later Life
Treating phobias in older adults can be somewhat more difficult than treating them in younger people. Learn about phobias in older age and how to approach older persons who have phobias that affect their quality of life.
Good Oral Health a Challenge
About 25% of adults 60 years old and older no longer have any natural teeth. Get the overview about oral health and aging and learn how you can enhance your oral health.
Itching Common Among Older Adults
Itching is probably one of the most common complaints that dermatologists encounter in older populations. Learn why this problem exists and how to help yourself and others with a malady that continuously affects a good quality of life.
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