Polypharmacy is the concurrent use of multiple medications, usually five or more, and is prevalent in the elderly American population.
Every month of April, the global Parkinson's community engages to support awareness of Parkinson's disease (“PD”), a disease whose cause remains largely unknown although treatment options exist. This year the Parkinson's Foundation campaign theme is #KnowMorePD.
If something should happen to your health, have you put into writing who should make decisions for you, who should manage your affairs, and what your wishes are regarding your care? If not, the time couldn’t be better.
Health systems and hospitals have been coping with unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
A geriatric care manager is a highly skilled advocate for older adults and is specially trained to help identify resources to make managing your loved one's daily life easier.
Elder abuse manifests itself in many different ways and different types of abuse may present themselves in older adults' lives concurrently.
We have vaccines, however the rollout has been slower than expected. COVID 19 is raging throughout many states. So how do we continue to maintain strong mental health during the next several months after enduring so much already?
It is nothing short of a national tragedy; 45% of aging Americans are not financially able to meet their most basic needs.
Independent living for aging Americans should be an enjoyable, rewarding time of life. Aging in place is becoming particularly attractive to baby boomers who prefer the dignity and quality of life living at home while employing online resources (many of which are available in Spanish) to help them meet the needs of living safely, healthily, and happily.
It's easy to let a resolution get brushed under the rug, but it'll be a priority if it's something you're truly passionate about changing.