Health & Fitness

When hearing goes, balance and falls follow

Oct 12th, 2021 | By

Falls—the leading cause of injuries and death among older adults–and a list of other problems can be related to poor balance brought on by loss of hearing, something the American Academy of Audiology wants people to understand and do something about it. “We know that there’s a direct link between untreated hearing loss and falls,”
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Know what you need, then shop around for healthcare

Sep 27th, 2021 | By
Know what you need, then shop around for healthcare

Taking care of your health, especially over age 65, requires an understanding of your personal needs. Proper medical care isn’t one-size-fits-all, so finding the right services and providers may take some research and thoughtful consideration as it relates to your unique circumstances. Consider these tips from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to find
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“Oh My Gosh – Now What?” has answers to questions about dementia

Sep 1st, 2021 | By

Adults typically keep an eye out for changes in behavior or memory loss in their parents. Older adults worry about remembering names, appointments, directions – even what they had for breakfast. Even though such concerns may not mean someone has Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s wise to be aware, according to Pierce County Aging and Disability
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Aging (and staying healthy) at home

Aug 18th, 2021 | By

As we age, our abilities inevitably decline. The activities of daily living (ADLs) capture those skills we need to remain living an independent life – primarily getting dressed, bathing and toileting, and eating meals. Bathing and hygiene are particularly crucial – simply put, if you cannot bathe and use the toilet where you are, you
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