Seniors

Research-based articles purpose built to give seniors information, guidance and health tips

  • It’s time to talk about advance directives

    It’s time to talk about advance directives

    Advance care directives outline your wishes for end-of-life medical care when you’re unable to speak for yourself.

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  • New research brings hope for detecting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

    New research brings hope for detecting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease

    A new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon, and recent research shows how you can lower your risk for the disease.

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  • How to create a healthy bucket list for retirement

    How to create a healthy bucket list for retirement

    Changes that come with retirement and aging can impact mental wellness. Learn how to set goals that help you stay more motivated, engaged and happy.

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  • How to embrace healthy aging with healthy habits

    How to embrace healthy aging with healthy habits

    With simple, adaptable lifestyle choices and habits, you can pave the way for a healthier aging journey.

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  • Common myths about alcohol and aging

    Common myths about alcohol and aging

    Is red wine healthy? Can you drink more as you get older? We’ve debunked a few common myths about alcohol and what you should know as you age.

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  • Eyes and aging: What you can do for your eye health

    Eyes and aging: What you can do for your eye health

    Aging can cause many changes to your eyes, including cataracts and glaucoma. Learn how to prevent and protect your eyes from vision loss.

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  • A fresh approach to the senior years

    A fresh approach to the senior years

    Medicare recipients qualify for an annual exam designed to enhance health and quality of life.

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  • Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.

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  • Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Your eyes and vision change as you age. Learn more about how the Providence team of eye specialists can help protect your eye health and sight with regular exams.

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  • Coping with Diverticulitis

    Coping with Diverticulitis

    Learn about diverticular disease and how colorectal surgery from Providence helped one diverticulitis patient eliminate the pain she'd lived with for months.

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  • Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Up-to-date vaccines and annual physical exams help people over 50 protect their health and their communities.

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  • Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Providence shares research that shows regular meditation practice improves memory and concentration in older adults and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Learn if you may be at risk for cirrhosis and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • World-class cancer care close to home

    World-class cancer care close to home

    Learn how Providence’s partnership with City of Hope helped a patient reduce his commute and spend more time doing what he loves.

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  • What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    Learn if you may be at risk for fatty liver disease and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    Older adults are among the most resilient people, which has paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to build resilience in your own life.

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  • How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    Learn what causes poor indoor air quality and why it’s especially harmful to health as we age. Find out how to combat pollutants using three easy tips.

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  • Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Learn five secrets to aging gracefully. They may help you fight COVID-19 now and enjoy healthy years ahead.

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  • Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    People are longing to connect. During a “fireside chat,” Ira Byock, M.D., and Dave Isay share storytelling can forge connections during the time of COVID-19.

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  • Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Long term inflammation can lead to many chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, as you grow older. Find out more.

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