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Is It a UTI? In Elderly People, These Are the Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

Is It a UTI? In Elderly People, These Are the Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

By Laura Slauson | Published April 11, 2019 | Last updated June 18, 2020 Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common as we grow older? And were you aware that aging can affect the range of symptoms you experience with a UTI? In elderly people,...

Sundowners Syndrome: Facts, Misconceptions, & Tips for Care

Sundowners Syndrome: Facts, Misconceptions, & Tips for Care

By Luke Redd | Published November 6, 2017 | Last updated June 23, 2020 "Sundowners syndrome," "sundowning," and other similar terms are commonly used in hospitals and long-term care environments when older patients become confused or agitated in the late afternoon,...

Elder Fraud: How to Recognize (and Avoid) Scams at Any Age

Elder Fraud: How to Recognize (and Avoid) Scams at Any Age

By Crystal Lee | Published August 23, 2018 | Last updated June 18, 2020 Do you know anyone who has been affected by elder fraud? Seniors are certainly not the only people who fall prey to scams and schemes, but they are attractive targets for fraudsters—for a number...

Blood Pressure and Your Brain

Blood Pressure and Your Brain

Blood pressure and the heart-head connection There’s a reason why your blood pressure is taken every time you visit a doctor’s office or hospital, regardless of the complaint that brought you there. High blood pressure is rightly known as “the silent killer.” It often...

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder Abuse and Neglect

What is elder abuse and neglect? Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult, their financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care. In the U.S. alone, more than half...

Age and Driving

Age and Driving

How does age affect your driving? For many of us, driving is a key aspect of maintaining our independence as we age. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, you may be able to continue driving safely long into your senior years. But even if...

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

Limited mobility doesn’t mean you can’t exercise You don’t need to have full mobility to experience the health benefits of exercise. If injury, disability, illness, or weight problems have limited your mobility, there are still plenty of ways you can use exercise to...