Health & Fitness

Spotting the symptoms is key to treating cataracts

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By
Spotting the symptoms is key to treating cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that often affects people as they age. In fact, more than half of Americans age 80 and older have a cataract or had cataract surgery. With symptoms of blurry, dim vision that gets worse over time, cataracts can cause blindness if left untreated. Spreading the word that early diagnosis
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Mental distress was high pre-pandemic, worse now

Jul 8th, 2021 | By

The COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health a bigger issue for older adults, according to a national study. Even before the pandemic, U.S. seniors were facing increased emotional-health challenges involving drug deaths, suicide, and frequent mental distress. The problems have been exacerbated by COVID-19. A recent survey by the AARP Foundation found the pandemic undermined
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Staying active, even at home

Jun 22nd, 2021 | By
Staying active, even at home

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many older adults are following the advice of public health experts and remaining at home to limit risk of exposure. Bad weather conditions can also keep people inside for days at a time. But a strong body and mind are as important as ever, and the good news is being indoors
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Be an advocate for your loved one with dementia

Jun 10th, 2021 | By

I recall visiting my mother in the hospital years ago after she had been admitted for a common urinary tract infection, and she was in tears because she was so hungry. Her breakfast had been delivered at 8 a.m. and still sat right in front of her, untouched, three hours later. The care team didn’t
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