Seniors

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

  • 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 inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Is 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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  • Older adults are getting creative to battle loneliness during pandemic

    Older adults are getting creative to battle loneliness during pandemic

    Learn from Providence how adults 65 and older can battle the loneliness and isolation caused by social distancing during COVID-19.

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  • Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Learn about the importance of caring for your mental health as well as your loved ones’, and how to become a better caregiver by focusing on your own needs.

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  • Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Don’t let age affect your oral health. Learn how to maintain a healthy mouth as you get older, and which oral health problems seniors should know about.

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  • Healthcare cost assistance programs

    Healthcare cost assistance programs

    Learn the different forms of assistance available to help you afford the cost of healthcare if you have limited resources or income.

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  • Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    You don’t have to face a lonely holiday season. Use these tips to bring others into your life and brighten up the season.

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  • Is a personal trainer right for you?

    Is a personal trainer right for you?

    Learn how personal trainers can help older adults stay healthy and reach their fitness goals with guidance and expert advice.

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  • Your sore feet may be warning you of heart disease

    Your sore feet may be warning you of heart disease

    The connection may not seem obvious, but pain in the legs or feet can be a sign of atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries

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  • Brain center offers comprehensive dementia care

    Brain center offers comprehensive dementia care

    Pacific Brain Health Center assists with diagnoses and interventions for patients dealing with memory loss

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  • Grandparents can provide crucial support within the family

    Grandparents can provide crucial support within the family

    Grandparents can provide the ballast some families need in navigating the choppy waters of parenthood.

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  • What you should know about preventing falls

    What you should know about preventing falls

    Falls come at great personal and financial cost for seniors, and it’s important to identify risk factors.

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  • Balance better as you age

    Balance better as you age

    Don’t let the fear of falls limit your life. Learn how to spot, treat and prevent balance issues.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    We present some highlights of the To Your Health blog’s advice to seniors this year.

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  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

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  • How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and recurrent in older adults, especially women. Letting a UTI linger without proper medical diagnosis or treatment can result in serious complications.

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  • Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    The incidence of the intestinal disease diverticulitis appears to be increasing; the cause is not definitively known, but some likely culprits are, and a high-fiber diet may reduce risk.

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  • Why older adults should review their medications

    Why older adults should review their medications

    Everyone who takes medication should periodically review the types and dosages they are getting, especially seniors. Changes in the body, the diet or the symptoms can affect the way medications work.

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  • Dying should not be so hard

    Dying should not be so hard

    Together, we can help ease the burdens experienced by people who are seriously ill and dying.

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