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CONDITIONS

Understanding Cancer Risks in Older Adults

A cancer diagnosis at any age is challenging. But a cancer diagnosis in older adults can be particularly devastating. Frailty and other common health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can complicate cancer treatment. What’s more, older adults may have social, emotional, and financial challenges that undermine their ability to seek care and treatment. 

COVID-19

6 New Hobbies to Explore in Quarantine

With experts asking everyone to stay inside while the pandemic spikes once more, take advantage of the opportunity to get into a new hobby.

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

How to Choose a Doctor You Can Talk To

Taking an active role in your health care puts the responsibility for good communication on both you and your doctor. This means asking questions if the doctor's explanations or instructions are unclear, bringing up problems even if the doctor doesn't ask, and letting the doctor know if you have concerns about a particular treatment or change in your daily life

JOBS

Your Questions Answered: Returning To Work

The staff answers questions for the 50+ job-seeker on returning to work, résumé gaps, and how persistent to be after interviews.

COVID-19

Thankfulness During Covid

According to experts, setting aside time to focus on gratitude is important now more than ever. As many older adults prepare to spend the holiday alone, here are some tips on both why and how to cultivate it—despite, and because of, the circumstances.

CARE

How to Communicate Better With a Loved One With Dementia

If you’re talking with a loved one who has dementia, providing context is the key to a successful interaction, according to Brent Forester MD and Tom Harrison, authors of The Complete Family Guide to Dementia, published by Guilford Press. Here’s some advice from the authors

CONDITIONS

Living and Aging With Chronic Respiratory Disease

A cough, wheeze, or congestion are frustrating when you get sick. But for older adults living with chronic respiratory disease, these uncomfortable symptoms can be a fact of life. There are many types of respiratory diseases in seniors. Some of these diseases are chronic and worsen with advancing age. Others are more acute and will cause illness within a short period. 

AGE FRIENDLY CARE

What Do I Need to Tell the Doctor?

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

LIVING

8 Elements of an Age-Friendly Community

Age-friendly communities - cities, towns, villages and even counties and states -  are great places to grow up and to grow old. An age-friendly community, no matter its size, supports people to be active, healthy, productive and socially included throughout their lives.

HEALTH

Why Heart Failure is a Common Complication of CAD

Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally. Knowing how to describe your symptoms and bring up other concerns will help you become a partner in your health care. Use these worksheets to organize your questions and information when talking with your doctor

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