Elderly – Heat Stroke Risks

Following up on last week's blog highlighting heat awareness...I'd like to address some of the actual health risks for aging parents and the elderly community caused by heat. Summer temperatures do not need to be extreme in order to cause...

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Heat Awareness for Elderly

The summer season is upon us.  But the heat and humidity, welcomed by many beach goers and families, can be a difficult time for the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses and/or those who take certain medications. The biggest dangers...

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Medicare Coverage for Seniors is Limited

I am re-publishing the following blog post. Not only because many seniors need to understand the limitations of Medicare, but also because I have, at times too often to count, encountered the same mis-understanding from the elderly parents when...

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Summer Heat and Senior Dehydration

Dehydration can cause issues such as low blood pressure, cognitive impairment, and urinary tract infections.  Proper hydration is vital to keeping the body regulated.  Seniors, those over age 65, are much more prone to heat related issues than other...

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Hobbies and Aging Seniors

Upon retirement, or being widowed, life for aging seniors becomes less busy.  In many cases, the change of routine and work-related focus -- or, the attention and care given to spouse who has passed away -- can lead to...

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Men, Depression, and Hobbies

Do you know a man in your life who seems depressed, and doesn't have a reason to get up and get going to start the day? Men are viewed as more goal-oriented than women...but research also shows a much higher...

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Seniorities TV: Transportation Services for Seniors

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. Click on link below as we discuss Transportation services - locally, and for scheduled medical appointments -...

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Be Alert for Common Infections in Elderly

Everyone can catch a cold.  And the flu.  Such common infections can happen to anyone.  But for the elderly, these illnesses can mask even greater health issues. As we age, our body chemistry and metabolism change.  Recovery time may be...

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Seniorities Cable TV: Community Outreach and Seniors

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a bi-monthly program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA.  Our focus is to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of our senior population. Click on link...

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“Seniorities” Program/Scituate Seniors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKqW-pt0Rsk

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