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Four Myths About Seniors and Oral Health

As we grow older, tooth and gum problems are more common. Some seniors think it’s inevitable that they’ll lose some or all of their teeth, or have chronic gum disease. But good oral hygiene and oral care lowers the risk of dental problems—so important because we know today that poor oral health is linked with… Continue Reading

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Information, updates and interesting tidbits from across the country and around the world Eat blueberries for a healthier heart Another reason to put away your smartphone Avoiding medical jargon These Little Berries Provide a Big Nutritional Payoff Blueberries are so yummy! And according to nutrition expert Sarah Johnson (above), they also offer a big boost… Continue Reading

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AOA) shares facts about the eye condition and the surgery used to treat it. Michael Sargent’s vision had become so impaired by cataracts that he couldn’t distinguish shapes or colors without his glasses on, even if objects were right in front of him. His ophthalmologist recommended cataract surgery. Approximately 25… Continue Reading

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101: The Difference, and Why It Matters

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often spoken about interchangeably, but they are not the same. The National Council on Aging recently shared information from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America which explains the different types of dementia and the warning signs. Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s “Dementia” is a general term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated… Continue Reading