It might be a myth that you can fry an egg on a hot sidewalk, but it’s a fact that you can burn your skin on one — and seniors and kids are most at-risk. Take these precautions to prevent thermal burns.
For older adults considering tackling the driveway snow, it’s worthwhile to use your judgment to decide if it’s a good idea. It may be sensible to ask someone else to do the work for you.
Elder abuse robs people of dignity, health, independence and, ultimately, can lead to a higher risk of prematurely dying. Yet elder abuse remains under-recognized.
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.
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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.
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.
Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior’s sport. These changes include: An overall decrease in muscle and bone mass Stiffening of muscles Weakening of tendons and cartilage The good news is that staying … Read More
When are your parents too old to drive? If you’re worried, our expert explains what factors you should consider and how to get them evaluated.