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Threat of Natural Disasters Calls for Preparedness Plan To Protect Seniors

Whether it's hurricanes, tornados, wildfires or floods, helping older adults – among the most vulnerable populations – should be a priority.

5 Steps to Improve a Senior’s Nutritional Health

A variety of issues, from medications and illnesses to memory problems and physical constraints, can jeopardize a senior's ability to maintain a balanced diet. Seniors may find grocery shopping difficult, feel uncomfortable in the kitchen or lack the skills necessary to maintain a well-balanced diet.

Discuss Statin Safety Label Changes With Your Senior’s Doctor

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a caution that statins may be associated with cognitive problems and memory loss. So how do you and your senior loved one react? The best approach might be to call your senior’s doctor.

Prevention Is Best Way to Reduce Fall Risks

Falls are among the leading causes of death and injury in the older population. But families can greatly reduce the risks of accidents by ensuring that their older loved ones have the proper medical care and support.

Identifying Mom’s Needs Key to Reaching Family Consensus

The signs all point to trouble for Mom. You and your siblings are concerned, but not sure how to proceed, especially because your mother is reluctant to leave her longtime home. Leaving home, though, is only one option, and the least popular among older adults, many of whom just need a little help around the house.

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