The recommendation to stop driving is not easy for physicians to make, but greater success in preserving safety can be achieved through involvement of an occupational therapist and with support from the patient’s family.
Hearing loss can lead to social isolation and affect your quality of life. Find out when you should seek help, especially when hearing problems are a sign of other, potentially more serious problems.
We all know exercise helps maintain our long-term wellness as we age, but how do you get started? Try these expert tips to safely get back on the treadmill.
Find out what signs you need to watch for and how you can be better prepared to handle an emergency department visit for your aging parents.
Whether pressured by a desperate family member seeking money or duped by a scam artist who gains access to a bank account, seniors facing financial exploitation can suffer severe consequences — including negative effects on their health.
Bringing a friend or family member to a medical appointment helps ensure the best outcome and provides emotional support for the patient.
About 2.7 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it. Baby Boomers are particularly at risk, so it’s best to get tested.
If you are a baby boomer nearing age 70, you may want to make some important decisions about your finances and future medical care decisions. No one likes to think about the possibility of losing control of the ability to make these decisions, but it’s important to plan ahead. When you are prepared, you can … Read More
For baby boomers, exercising, eating right and seeing a doctor regularly couldn’t be more important. They are entering the years when health risks rise – when heart disease, heart attacks and strokes become more of a concern. Leslie Cho, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center, says people need to see their primary care … Read More
If you follow the example of the birds, and fly south for the winter, it’s critical that you coordinate your medical care – especially cancer treatment. “For cancer patients, coordination of care for the time away is a process that should begin before you travel,” says Steven Roshon, MD, Department Chair for Hematology and Medical … Read More